Mädel

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German[edit]

Alternative form[edit]

  • Madl (Austro-Bavarian)

Etymology[edit]

Same as Mädchen with a different diminutive suffix.

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.

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