Nachbar

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German nāchbūre, nāchgebūr, from Old High German nāhgibūr(o), from Proto-West Germanic *nāhwagabūrō, from Proto-Germanic *nēhwagabūrô (neighbour).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈnaχbaːɐ̯/
  • (obsolete, preserved in some Swiss regiolects) IPA(key): /ˈnaːχbaːr/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Nachbar m (weak or mixed, genitive Nachbarn or (less common) Nachbars, plural Nachbarn, feminine Nachbarin)

  1. neighbour

Usage notes[edit]

  • The word can be declined according to the weak or mixed group. Both ways are standard, but weak declension is more common in formal usage, mixed declension in colloquial usage.

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Nachbar” in Duden online
  • Nachbar” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • Nachbar” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon