Abendbrot

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Abend +‎ Brot

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈaːbəntˌbʁoːt/ (standard)
  • IPA(key): /ˈaːmbʁoːt/ (careless speech)

Noun[edit]

Abendbrot n ‎(genitive Abendbrots or Abendbrotes, plural Abendbrote)

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

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.

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