Stunde

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See also: stunde and stünde

German[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old High German stunta, from Proto-Germanic *stundō (point in time, hour). Cognate with Dutch stond (time), English stound (hour, while), Danish stund (while), Norwegian stund (while), Northern Sami stund (while). More at stound.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʃtʊndə/
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  • (Austria)
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Noun[edit]

Stunde f (genitive Stunde, plural Stunden, diminutive Stündchen n or Stündlein n)

  1. hour (unit of time consisting of 60 minutes)
    Der Film dauert drei Stunden.
    The movie lasts three hours.
  2. (dated) hour, moment, time (point in time)
    Bitte für uns Sünder, jetzt und in der Stunde unsres Todes.
    Pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.
  3. lesson; class (unit of instruction, typically between 45 and 90 minutes)
    Ich muss jetzt zur Klavierstunde.
    I need to go to piano class right now.

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See also[edit]

  • Uhr f (hour as a unit of clock time)

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