Chef

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See also: chef, chèf, and chef-

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French chef (head, boss). Compare English chief and Spanish jefe.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ʃɛf]
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Chef m (strong, genitive Chefs, plural Chefs, feminine Chefin or Cheffin)

  1. boss, chief

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

Note that Chef is a false friend and does not mean "chef". The general word for "chef" is Koch unless you want to imply the person has some form of leadership in which case you would use Chefkoch or Küchenchef.

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Serbo-Croatian: ше̏ф/šȅf

Further reading[edit]

  • Chef” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • Chef” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • Chef” in Duden online
  • Wikipedia-logo.svg Chef on the German Wikipedia.Wikipedia de

Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French chef.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Chef m (plural Cheffen, feminine Cheffin)

  1. boss, head, manager