Berliner

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The first sense is either from German Berliner (native or inhabitant of Berlin) or formed in English from Berlin +‎ -er. The second sense is from German Berliner (doughnut).

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Noun[edit]

Berliner (plural Berliners)

  1. A native or inhabitant of Berlin.
  2. A doughnut with a sweet filling.

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [bɛʁˈliːnɐ]
  • (file)

Etymology 1[edit]

From Berlin +‎ -er.

Noun[edit]

Berliner m (genitive Berliners, plural Berliner, female Berlinerin)

  1. a Berliner (native or inhabitant of Berlin)
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Berlin +‎ -er.

Adjective[edit]

Berliner (invariable)

  1. from, of, or pertaining to Berlin
    Besucher finden die Berliner Museen sehr interessant.
    Visitors find Berlin’s museums very interesting.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Words like this are indeclinable adjectives in modern German, as noted by the Duden, DWDS and other modern references. They originated as genitive plurals of substantives, as noted by 18th century grammarian Johann Christoph Adelung and 19th century linguist Hermann Möller: e.g. Berliner Pfannkuchen = Pfannkuchen der Berliner = "pancake of the Berliners". See -er.

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Etymology 3[edit]

Anderthalb Berliner

Ellipsis of Berliner Pfannkuchen and/or Berliner Ballen.

Noun[edit]

Berliner m (genitive Berliners, plural Berliner)

  1. Berliner (pastry similar to a doughnut, with a sweet filling)
    Synonyms: Berliner Ballen, Krapfen, Kräppel, Pfannkuchen, Berliner Pfannkuchen

Usage notes[edit]

  • Berliner is overall the most common word, but there is much regional variation.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ “Berliner/Krapfen”, in Atlas zur deutschen Alltagssprache[1], 2011-06-15

Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Berliner.

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Berliner m pers or f

  1. A masculine surname​.
  2. A feminine surname​.

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Masculine surname:

The feminine surname is indeclinable.

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