Schaden

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See also: schaden and Schäden

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From Old High German scado, from Proto-Germanic *skaþô. Confer Dutch schade, English scathe, Swedish skada.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈʃaːdən/, [ˈʃaːdən], [ˈʃaːdn̩]
  • (file)

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Schaden m (genitive Schadens, plural Schäden)

  1. damage; harm
    Das Auto hat einen Schaden.
    The car is damaged.
    Er hat seiner Frau nie Schaden zugefügt.
    He has never done any harm to his wife.
  2. (colloquial, informal) mental problem (in the sense of “crazy”)
    Der hat doch ’n Schaden.
    He must be out of his mind.
    Wer den Schaden hat, braucht für Spott nicht zu sorgen.
    Anyone who has the damage does not have to worry about mockery (proverb)
    Wer den Schaden hat, spottet jeder Beschreibung.
    Whoever has the damage mocks at every description (satirical modification)

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Low German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Saxon skatho, from Proto-Germanic *skaþô, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European [Term?]. Compare Dutch schade, English scathe, German Schaden.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʃɒːdən/, /sxaːðən/

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Schaden m (plural Schadens)

  1. damage
  2. harm
  3. (en Schaden hebben) (colloquial, derogative): to be mentally deficient

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