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See also: kase, kásé, kâse, kaŝe, kaše, and kaşe


Alternative forms[edit]

  • Käs (now regional, colloquial)


From Old High German chāsi, from West Germanic or late Proto-Germanic *kāsijaz, borrowed from Latin cāseus. Cognate via West Germanic with Low German Kees, Dutch kaas, West Frisian tsiis, and English cheese.


  • IPA(key): /kɛːzə/ (standard; used naturally in western Germany and Switzerland)
  • IPA(key): /keːzə/ (overall more common; particularly northern and eastern regions)
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Käse m (genitive Käses, plural Käse)

  1. cheese
  2. (informal) nonsense

Usage notes[edit]

  • Käse is an irregular noun as it is the only masculine in -e (other than "Name" and ignoring those with -ee such as Schnee and foreign words with a silent -e like Service) that does not follow the weak declension.


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