Schwägerin

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Schwager +‎ -in. Cognate with Hunsrik Schwehrin.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʃvɛːɡəʁɪn/ (standard; used naturally in western Germany and Switzerland)
  • IPA(key): /ˈʃveːɡəʁɪn/ (overall more common; particularly northern and eastern regions)
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  • Hyphenation: Schwä‧ge‧rin

Noun[edit]

Schwägerin f (genitive Schwägerin, plural Schwägerinnen, male Schwager)

  1. sister-in-law
    Ist diese Schwägerin die Frau Ihres Bruders oder die Schwester Ihrer Frau?
    Is this sister-in-law your brothers’s wife or your wife’s sister?
  2. (loosely) in-law; a fairly distant relative by marriage
    Das ist irgendeine entfernte Schwägerin von mir.
    She’s some distant in-law of mine.

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