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See also: balkon, balkón, and balkōn


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Borrowed from French balcon, from Italian balcone. Doublet of Balken.


  • IPA(key): /balˈkɔŋ/ (northern and central Germany), /balˈkɔ̃/, /balˈkɔn/ (rare or high register)
  • IPA(key): /balˈkoːn/ (southern Germany, Austria, high register in Switzerland), /ˈbalkɔn/ (usual in Switzerland)
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Balkon m (strong, genitive Balkons, plural Balkone or Balkons)

  1. (architecture) balcony (an accessible structure extending from a building, especially outside a window or overlooking a stage)

Usage notes[edit]

  • The plural Balkone is always pronounced /balˈkoːnə/. Accordingly, only this plural is used by speakers who say /balˈkoːn/ in the singular. Other speakers sometimes switch to the same pronunciation in the plural. Otherwise they use the plural Balkons (pronounced like the respective singular form + /s/).


Alternative forms[edit]

  • Blk. (abbreviation in advertisements)

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Further reading[edit]

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