Unglück

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German unglück, unglücke, ungelücke, equivalent to un- +‎ Glück (luck).

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Unglück n (genitive Unglücks or Unglückes, plural Unglücke)

  1. unhappiness; sorrow
  2. bad luck; misfortune
  3. accident, calamity, catastrophe

Usage notes[edit]

  • Unglück generally denotes a more serious accident than Unfall; a fatal accident is much more likely to be called an Unglück than an Unfall. Equally, Unglück denotes a more serious kind of bad luck than Pech.

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