Sprache

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See also: spräche

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German sprāhha, from Proto-Germanic *sprēkijō, cognate with Dutch spraak, English speech, Danish sprog, Swedish språk.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʃpʁaːxə/, [ˈʃpʁäːχə], [ˈʃpʁɑːχə], [ˈʃprɑːxə]
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  • (Austria)
    (file)
    IPA(key): [di‿ˈʃpʁɑːχə]

Noun[edit]

Sprache f (genitive Sprache, plural Sprachen)

  1. (countable) language (body of words, and set of methods of combining them)
    • 2010, Der Spiegel, issue 32/2010, page 102:
      Das Buch wurde in mehr als ein Dutzend Sprachen übersetzt und verkaufte sich millionenfach.
      The book was translated into more than a dozen languages and sold more than a million copies.
  2. (uncountable) speech (style of speaking)
    jemandem die Sprache verschlagento leave somebody speechless
    Du benutzt eine sehr gehobene und höfliche Sprache.
    Your manner of speech is very elevated and polite.
  3. (uncountable) speech (faculty of uttering articulate sounds or words; the ability to speak)

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See: Category:de:Languages

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