Sache

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See also: sache, sachê, and sachè

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German sache, from Old High German sahha, from Proto-West Germanic *saku, from Proto-Germanic *sakō.

Cognate with German Low German Sake, Low German sake, Dutch zaak, Afrikaans saak, English sake, Danish sag, Swedish sak.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈzaxə/, [ˈzäχə]
  • Rhymes: -aχə
  • Hyphenation: Sa‧che
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Sache f (genitive Sache, plural Sachen, diminutive Sächlein n or Sächelchen n)

  1. matter, affair, case, question, issue
    beschlossene Sachedone deal
    Die Polizei untersuchte die Sache ohne Ergebnis.
    The police investigated the matter with no result.
  2. thing, object
    Da ist noch eine Sache.
    There's one more thing (for me to say).
  3. (law) thing: corporeal object
    Sachen im Sinne des Gesetzes sind nur körperliche Gegenstände.[1]
    Only corporeal objects are things as defined by law.
  4. cause, action
  5. subject, matter, business
    • 1960, Marie Luise Kaschnitz, ‘Schneeschmelze’:
      »Das tut nichts zur Sache«, sagte die Frau.
      "That's got nothing to do with it," said the woman.
    Das ist Privatsache.
    That's a private matter.
  6. (chiefly in the plural, colloquial) kilometers per hour
    Er raste mit hundert Sachen um die Ecke.
    He raced around the corner at 100 per.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ BGB, § 90

Further reading[edit]

  • Sache” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • Sache” in Duden online

Hunsrik[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Sache f

  1. plural of Sach

Pennsylvania German[edit]

Noun[edit]

Sache

  1. plural of Sach