harsch

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German harsch. Compare English harsh, which is also borrowed from Middle Low German. Further origin unknown.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /haʁʃ/ (standard)
  • IPA(key): /haːʃ/ (widespread, especially northern and central Germany)

Adjective[edit]

harsch (comparative harscher, superlative am harschesten)

  1. rough, harsh

Declension[edit]

Adverb[edit]

harsch

  1. harshly
    Der Lehrer wies den Jungen harsch zurecht.
    The teacher rebuked the boy harshly.

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