Eisenbahn

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Eisen +‎ Bahn, originally for the iron rails of trains used in mining.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈaɪ̯zənˌbaːn/, [ˈaɪ̯zənˌbaːn], [ˈaɪ̯zn̩ˌbaːn]
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  • Hyphenation: Ei‧sen‧bahn

Noun[edit]

Eisenbahn f (genitive Eisenbahn, plural Eisenbahnen)

  1. railway, railroad (transporting system)
    Die Eisenbahn war die erste Verkehrsrevolution.
    The railway was the first revolution of traffic.
  2. (somewhat informal) train
    Da hinten kommt eine Eisenbahn!
    There’s a train approaching over there!

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