Käse

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

German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • Käs (regional and Austria, also informal)
  • Kas (regional and Austria)

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German chāsi, from Proto-West Germanic *kāsī, borrowed from Latin cāseus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɛːzə/ (standard; used naturally in western Germany and Switzerland)
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    • Rhymes: -ɛːzə
  • IPA(key): /ˈkeːzə/ (overall more common; particularly northern and eastern regions)
  • IPA(key): /ˈkeːz̥ə/, /ˈkeːsə/ (southern Germany and Austria)

Noun[edit]

Käse m (strong, genitive Käses, plural Käse)

  1. cheese
  2. (informal) nonsense

Usage notes[edit]

  • Käse is an irregular noun as it is the only masculine ending in [ə] that follows the strong declension.

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Further reading[edit]

  • Käse” in Duden online
  • Käse” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache