Mäuschen

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Maus +‎ -chen

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɔʏ̯sçən/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Mäus‧chen

Noun[edit]

Mäuschen n (genitive Mäuschens, plural Mäuschen)

  1. diminutive of Maus (mouse)
  2. honey, sweetie, pumpkin (pet name)
  3. fly on the wall (someone, usually theoretical, who listens at a private meeting)
    Bei dem Gespräch wäre man gern Mäuschen gewesen.
    “You’d have liked to be a fly on the wall during that conversation.”
  4. (possibly regional) the funny bone

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