schön

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German scōni, from Proto-Germanic *skauniz (compare English sheen). Cognate with Limburgish sjoen.

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Adjective[edit]

schön (comparative schöner, superlative am schönsten)

  1. beautiful, lovely, pretty, handsome
  2. good, great, splendid
  3. nice, pleasant
    • 1918, Elisabeth von Heyking, Aus dem Lande der Ostseeritter, in Zwei Erzählungen, Phillipp Reclam jun., page 78:
      Am liebsten entfloh sie dem allem in den großen Garten. Da verbrachte sie ihre schönsten Stunden.
      She liked best to escape from all of that into the big garden. There she spent her most pleasant hours.
  4. (ironical) fine, nice

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schön

  1. well, beautifully
  2. really
  3. nicely

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