Männchen

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 Männchen on German Wikipedia

Etymology[edit]

From Mann +‎ -chen.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈmɛnçən/
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  • Hyphenation: Männ‧chen

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Männchen n (genitive Männchens, plural Männchen or Männerchen)

  1. Diminutive of Mann: a little or small man
  2. a male animal or a male plant
  3. a trick that dogs or other quadrupeds do, consisting of resting on their hind legs with an upright body (and begging)
    Der Hund macht Männchen.
    The dog sits up and begs.

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