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See also: garten and Gärten



From Middle High German garte, from Old High German garto, from Proto-West Germanic *gardō.

Cognate with Dutch gaarde, English yard, and through a Romance borrowing from Frankish: English garden, French jardin, Spanish jardín, Italian giardino. Also, cognate with Proto-Slavic *gȏrdъ, shifted to Russian град (grad), Polish gród or Czech hrad.


  • IPA(key): /ˈɡaʁ.tən/, [ˈɡaʁ.tən], [ˈɡaɐ̯.-], [ˈɡaː.-], [-tn̩]
  • (Austria)
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aʁtən


Garten m (strong, genitive Gartens, plural Gärten, diminutive Gärtchen n or Gärtlein n)

  1. garden, yard (grounds at the front or back of a house)
    Wir sitzen im Garten.We're sitting in the garden.
  2. garden (outdoor area containing one or more types of plants, usually plants grown for food or ornamental purposes)
  3. orchard (garden or an area of land for the cultivation of fruit or nut trees)


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