Blag

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See also: blag and bläg

German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Low Franconian and western dialects of German Low German. Compare Dutch blaag (kid).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /blaːx/ (according to original dialectal pronunciation)
  • IPA(key): /blaːk/ (according to standard pronunciation rules)
  • Rhymes: -aːx, -aːk

Noun[edit]

Blag n (genitive Blags (avoided), plural Blagen)

  1. (colloquial, regional, western Germany) child, kid (up to circa 14 years)
    Eigentlich hab ich die Blagen ja ganz gern.
    Actually, I really do like those kids in a way.
    Blag! Wat haste denn jetz' wieder gemacht?!
    Kid! What did you do this time?!

Usage notes[edit]

  • The word is somewhat negative, and may even be used with an affectionate overtone (as above).

Declension[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Blag in Duden online