Dachgeschoss

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German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • Dachgeschoß, pronunciation: /ˈdaxɡəˌʃɔs/ (pre-1996 orthography)
  • Dachgeschoß, pronunciation: /ˈdaxɡəˌʃoːs/ (South German, Austrian German spelling)
  • DG (abbreviation)

Etymology[edit]

Dach +‎ Geschoss

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdaxɡəˌʃɔs/
  • (file)
  • IPA(key): /ˈdaxɡəˌʃoːs/ (the pronunciation in Switzerland and Liechtenstein for the spelling Dachgeschoss)

Noun[edit]

Dachgeschoss n (genitive Dachgeschosses, plural Dachgeschosse)

  1. attic, loft, top floor

Usage notes[edit]

  • German usually distinguishes between Dachgeschoss (used for habitation) and Dachboden (used for storage). Either word may at times be used to combine both meanings, but there is no really neutral term such as English attic.

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