Abendbrot

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Abend +‎ Brot

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈaːbəntˌbroːt/ (standard)
  • IPA(key): /ˈaːmbroːt/ (rapid speech)
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Noun[edit]

Abendbrot n (strong, genitive Abendbrotes or Abendbrots, plural Abendbrote)

  1. supper, dinner (evening meal), typically consisting of bread, sliced meat, cheese, and pickles
    Synonym: Abendessen

Usage notes[edit]

  • In German-speaking areas, the evening meal typically consists of what is described above, but Abendbrot can be used to refer to any evening meal (i.e. used synonymously with Abendessen) — although a dinner at a classy restaurant would usually be referred to only with Abendessen.
  • The plural form is rarely used.

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Abendbrot” in Duden online
  • Abendbrot” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache