Lokal

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See also: lokal and lokál

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French local, from Latin localis.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /loˈkaːl/
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  • Rhymes: -aːl

Noun[edit]

Lokal n (strong, genitive Lokales or Lokals, plural Lokale)

  1. A restaurant, especially when small and/or traditional; a pub that serves hot food; an inn
  2. (in certain compounds) A room or facility used for public services.
    Wahllokalpolling station
    Wartelokalwaiting room

Usage notes[edit]

Note that Lokal is a false friend and does not mean "local". The general word to refer to a "local" is Einheimischer/Einheimischerin if you are referring to a person who was born somewhere and has always lived there.

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Further reading[edit]

  • Lokal” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • Lokal” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • Lokal” in Duden online
  • Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg Lokal on the German Wikipedia.Wikipedia de