Mahlzeit

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Mahl +‎ Zeit. Compare Dutch maaltijd, English mealtide, Icelandic máltíð, Danish måltid.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmaːlˌt͡saɪ̯t/
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Noun[edit]

Mahlzeit f (genitive Mahlzeit, plural Mahlzeiten)

  1. meal
    Hyponyms: Morgenmahlzeit, Mittagsmahlzeit, Abendmahlzeit
  2. mealtime

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Interjection[edit]

Mahlzeit!

  1. (colloquial) Ellipsis of gesegnete Mahlzeit (literally blessed meal); enjoy your meal!
    Synonym: guten Appetit (more formal)
  2. (colloquial) good afternoon

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