schlager

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Attested since 1920 according to Svenska Akademiens ordbok. From German Schlager (hit), derived from schlagen (to hit). Compare also with Swedish slå ("to hit"). Related to slay.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

schlager c

  1. A genre of popular music associated with the Eurovision Song Contest, an annual music talent show.
    Min pappa tycker väldigt mycket om schlager.
    "My dad likes schlager (music) a lot."

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Noun[edit]

schlager c

  1. A piece of music associated with the Eurovision Song Contest.
    Stäng av den där tråkiga schlagerlåten!
    "Turn off that boring schlager song!"
  2. A piece of music appealing to wide audiences that is currently popular; a hit.
    Den brittiska schlagern ligger etta på topplistan.
    "The latest British hit is number one on the top list."

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Usage notes[edit]

The most common plural form of definition 1 is today schlagers, based on the English plural form. Due to the difficulty of forming an acceptable definite and indefinte form with the -s-suffix will rather be replaced with those of the compound term schlagerlåt (pop song).

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