Balkon

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See also: balkon, balkón, and balkōn

German[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French balcon, from Italian balcone, from Lombardic *balk, balko, from Proto-Germanic *balkô(beam); thus a doublet of German Balken(beam).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /balˈkɔŋ/, /balˈkɔ̃ː/ (chiefly northern and central Germany)
  • IPA(key): /balˈkoːn/ (chiefly southern Germany, Austria, Switzerland)
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Noun[edit]

Balkon m ‎(genitive Balkons, plural Balkons or Balkone)

  1. (architecture) balcony

Usage notes[edit]

The plural Balkons goes along with the northern pronunciation of the word; the plural Balkone goes with the southern one. Some northern speakers use the form Balkone and change the pronunciation of the second syllable accordingly in the plural.

Declension[edit]

Plural -s
Plural -e

Synonyms[edit]

  • Blk. (abbreviation in advertisements)

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