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See also: finale and finále


Alternative forms[edit]

  • Final m (Switzerland; only in the sport sense)


  • IPA(key): /fiˈnaːlə/
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  • Rhymes: -aːlə


Finale n (genitive Finales or Finals, plural Finale or Finals)

  1. (sports) final
  2. finale

Usage notes[edit]

  • The general declension is with a genitive des Finales and plural die Finale.
  • The form Finals, both for the genitive and the plural, originally belongs to the Swiss German variant Final. It is now often used for the German/Austrian Finale as well, but only in the sport sense. Given the fact that either plural may sound awkward, Endspiele or less often Finalspiele may be preferred.



  • (sports): Endspiel (match between two sides); Endkampf (competition with more than two sides)

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