Frühjahr

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

17th century, from früh (early) +‎ Jahr (year).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfryːˌjaːr/, [ˈfʁyːˌjaː(ɐ̯)], [-ˌjaːʁ]
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  • Hyphenation: Früh‧jahr

Noun[edit]

Frühjahr n (strong, genitive Frühjahrs, plural Frühjahre)

  1. spring
    Synonyms: Frühling, (archaic) Lenz

Usage notes[edit]

  • Frühjahr is widely interchangeable with Frühling. However, Frühling is more likely to be used to mean a period of the year (March, April, May), whereas Frühjahr is more likely to be used in reference to natural phenomena of that period (blossoming, temperature rise and so on).

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