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Die Sonne — The Sun (1)
Sonnenlicht von der Erde aus gesehen. — Sunlight as seen from Earth. (2)


From Middle High German sunne, from Old High German sunna, from Proto-Germanic *sunnǭ, from Proto-Indo-European *sh̥₂uén-, oblique stem of *sóh₂wl̥. Akin to Low German Sünn, Zunne, Dutch zon, English sun, West Frisian sinne, Icelandic sunna. Further Indo-European cognates include Latin sōl, Ancient Greek ἥλιος (hḗlios), Sanskrit सूर्य (sū́rya), Russian солнце (solnce), Lithuanian saulė, Welsh haul.


  • IPA(key): /ˈzɔnə/
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  • Rhymes: -ɔnə

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Sonne f (genitive Sonne)

  1. (astronomy) the Sun
    Die Sonne ist eine Lichtquelle.
    The Sun is a light source.


Sonne f (genitive Sonne, plural Sonnen)

  1. (astronomy) a sun (a star, especially when being the center of a solar system)
  2. (uncountable) sunshine, sunlight (the light and warmth we receive on Earth from the sun)
    Wir hatten den ganzen Tag Sonne. — We had sunshine all day.
    Geh mir aus der Sonne! — Get lost! (lit. "Move [for] me out of the sunshine!")
    Laut Wetterbericht wird es morgen Sonne geben. — According to the weather forecast there will be sunshine tomorrow.





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