Mädel

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Mädel n (genitive Mädels, plural Mädels or Mädeln or Mädel)

  1. (colloquial) girl (especially member of a group of female friends)
    Heut Abend treff ich mich mit meinen Mädels.
    Tonight I'm meeting up with my girls.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The plural Mädels is used chiefly in northern and central Germany, while Mädeln is used in southern Germany and Austria.
  • The unchanged plural Mädel is rare in contemporary usage. (Possibly because it is reminiscent of the Nazi girls’ organisation Bund deutscher Mädel).

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