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See also: schnitzel
From Schnitz (“cut-off piece”). Pertaining to schneiden (“to cut”). The culinary sense spread from Austria and was therefore adopted in the regional neuter gender.
Schnitzel m or (Austria, southern Germany) n (strong, genitive Schnitzels, plural Schnitzel)
- The neuter gender is chiefly Austro-Bavarian.
Declension of Schnitzel [masculine // neuter (Austria, southern Germany), strong]
Schnitzel n (strong, genitive Schnitzels, plural Schnitzel)
- cutlet (slice of filet meat)
- German Schnitzel is not the same as English schnitzel, which is generally taken to be a breaded cutlet. Although this form of preparation is rather common in German-speaking countries, it is by no means definitive of Schnitzel.
- Given the general meaning of the word, the idea that “Schnitzel” is a dish typical of German/Austrian cuisine is unknown to these countries (or has, at most, recently been introduced from the Anglophone world).
- In Switzerland the term Pläzli is used for cutlet and the breaded cutlet meaning is most often associated with English schnitzel.
Declension of Schnitzel [neuter, strong]
- Wiener Schnitzel
- “Schnitzel” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
- “Schnitzel” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
- “Schnitzel” in Duden online
- Schnitzel on the German Wikipedia.Wikipedia de