zweite Wahl

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Germanic: inflection of zweiter (second) (from zwei (two), cognate with Dutch twee etc.) + Wahl (choice, option) (from wählen (to choose, select, elect)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtsvaɪ̯tə vaːl/

Noun[edit]

zweite Wahl f

  1. (literally) A second choice
  2. (figuratively) Something of inferior quality, e.g. manufactured item that fails to meet quality control standards

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