Tante

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See also: tante, tànte, tantē, and tant'è

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French tante.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtantə/
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Noun[edit]

Tante f (genitive Tante, plural Tanten, diminutive Tantchen n)

  1. aunt
    Synonyms: Muhme (archaic), Base (archaic)
  2. (colloquial) woman, broad
    Synonyms: Alte, Tuse
    Coordinate term: Typ

Usage notes[edit]

  • While not inherently pejorative when referring to strangers, using Tante to refer to a woman is less polite than the corresponding male term, Typ. Unlike men with Typ, usage of Tante by women to refer to themselves is a lot rarer and usually restricted to refer to a specific scene. (E.g. Motorradtante, 'biker chick'.) Calling a personal acquaintance a 'Tante' therefor often carries a pejorative tone.

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Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Hungarian: tanti
  • Latvian: tante

Further reading[edit]

  • Tante” in Duden online

Hunsrik[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Tante f (plural Tante)

  1. aunt

Further reading[edit]