Nachbar

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German nāchbūre, nāchgebūr, from Old High German nāhgibūr(o), from Proto-Germanic *nēhwagabūrô (neighbour). Compare Middle Dutch naghebuur (modern Dutch buur, nabuur), Old Saxon nāhbūr, Old English nēahgebūr (modern English neighbour).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈnaxbaː(ɐ̯)/
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Noun[edit]

Nachbar m (genitive Nachbarn or Nachbars, plural Nachbarn, female 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]

Weak
Mixed

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