Beton

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See also: beton, béton, and betón

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French béton (concrete), from Latin bitūmen (asphalt). Doublet of Bitumen.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /beˈtɔ̃/, [beˈtɔŋ], [bə-], [-ˈtɔ̃ː] (Germany)
    • The realisation in [ŋ] is predominant and commoner than in most other words with a nasal vowel.
    • (file)
  • IPA(key): /beˈtoːn/ (Austria)

Noun[edit]

Beton m (genitive Betons, plural Betons or Betone)

  1. concrete

Usage notes[edit]

  • The plural Betons goes along with the German pronunciation of the word; the plural Betone goes with the Austrian one.

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Further reading[edit]

  • Beton” in Duden online