Denkzettel

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

denken +‎ Zettel (“think note”). At first in Middle Low German denkcēdel (judicial certificate).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdɛŋkˌtsɛtəl/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Denkzettel m (genitive Denkzettels, plural Denkzettel)

  1. punishment, reprehension, beating (most often: so as to intimidate and deter)

Usage notes[edit]

  • Usually construed with the verb verpassen: jemandem einen Denkzettel verpassen.

Declension[edit]