Laden

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See also: laden and Läden

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German laden, lade (board; plank; shutter; shop), from Old High German *lado, from Proto-Germanic *laþô. Probably akin to German Latte, English lath. Not related with Lade.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlaːdən/, [ˈläːdən], [ˈläːdn̩]
  • (file)
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Noun[edit]

Laden m (genitive Ladens, plural Läden)

  1. shop
    Synonym: Geschäft
    Wann schließen hier die Läden?
    When do the shops close around here?
  2. (informal) any establishment entertaining guests, especially a pub or bar, but also a hotel, restaurant, discotheque, etc.
    Was kostet denn das Bier hier in dem Laden?
    So how much is a beer in this place?
  3. (informal) a (usually organised) group of people and its affairs: a company, political party, club, school, etc.
    • 1994, Die Sterne (lyrics and music), “Universal Tellerwäscher”, in In Echt:
      Er muss wohnen und schlafen / Und vergessen / Dass gestern wie heute wird / Heute wie morgen / Und dass in diesem Laden herzlich wenig passiert
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
    Ich bin den ganzen Laden so leid.
    I’m so fed up with the whole bunch.
  4. shutter (window shutter)
    Synonym: Fensterladen

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