Kirsche

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German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German kirse.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɪrʃə/, [ˈkɪɐ̯ʃə], [ˈkɪʁʃə], [ˈkɪrʃə]
    • IPA(key): [ˈki(ː)ɐ̯ʃə] (regional, Westphalia, parts of Austria)
    • IPA(key): [ˈkɘːʃə] (regional, including parts of Rhineland)
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Kirsche f (genitive Kirsche, plural Kirschen)

  1. cherry
  2. (colloquial, possibly regional) a ball, especially a football
    Aus der Drehung zimmert er die Kirsche direkt unters Gebälk.
    (please add an English translation of this usage example)
  3. (slang) bullet

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Descendants[edit]

  • Estonian: kirss

Further reading[edit]

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