Andenken

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German andenken, anedenken, equivalent to an- (on) +‎ denken (to think). Compare Dutch aandenken.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈandɛŋkən], [ˈandɛŋkŋ̍]
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Andenken n (genitive Andenkens, plural Andenken)

  1. memory; remembrance (especially of a deceased person)
    das Andenken der Toten ehren
    to honour the memory of the dead
  2. memento; souvenir (something of emotional value kept as a reminder)
    Diese Kinokarte ist ein Andenken an unsere erste Verabredung.
    This cinema ticket is a memento of our first date.

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