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See also: TYP, typ, and тур



Borrowed from Latin typus (figure, pattern), from Ancient Greek τύπος (túpos, type; impression). Compare French type (guy, bloke), and Spanish tipo.


  • IPA(key): [tyːp]
  • (file)


Typ m (mixed, genitive Typs, plural Typen)

  1. type
    Von diesem Typ Kaffeemaschine haben wir keine mehr auf Lager.
    We don't have any more of this type of coffeemaker in stock.


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Typ m (mixed or weak, genitive Typs or Typen, plural Typen, feminine Typin)

  1. (colloquial) guy; bloke
    Siehst du den komischen Typ da drüben?
    Do you see that strange bloke over there?
    Der ist echt ’n toller Typ!
    He’s really a great guy!

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  • In this sense, the noun sometimes has weak singular declension (des Typen, etc.), contrarily to the general colloquial tendency to drop weak endings.
  • As a female equivalent, Tante (aunt) is used in a general sense of 'woman'.


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Further reading[edit]

  • Typ” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • Typ” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • Typ” in Duden online
  • Typ” in OpenThesaurus.de
  • Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg Typ on the German Wikipedia.Wikipedia de