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); analyzable as nach +‎ Gebauer (see Bauer) with contraction, thus literally “next-dweller”. Compare Middle Dutch naghebuur (modern Dutch buur, nabuur), Old Saxon nāhbūr, Old English nēahgebūr (modern English neighbour).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Nachbar m (genitive Nachbarn or 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]

Weak
Mixed

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