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From verlegen; used until the 16th century to mean “expenses”.


  • IPA(key): /fɛɐ̯ˈlaːk/, /fɐˈlaːk/ (standard)
  • (file)
  • IPA(key): /fɐˈlax/ (northern Germany and parts of central Germany; chiefly colloquial)
  • IPA(key): /fɐˈlaːx/ (parts of central Germany; chiefly colloquial)


Verlag m (genitive Verlages, plural Verlage or Verläge)

  1. publishing house, publisher (a company that produces and sells books, booklets, magazines)
    Der Verlag hat eine Neuauflage dieses Buchs in Auftrag gegeben.
    The publishing house has commissioned a new edition of this book.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The standard plural is Verlage.
  • The plural Verläge is quite normal in common usage, it being in line with related plurals such as Beläge. Its acceptability in formal style may vary by region.


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  • Prowe, Gunhild; Schneider, Jill; Rowlinson, William (1993) The Oxford Paperback German Dictionary & Grammar, Chatham, Kent, UK: Mackays of Chatham plc, published 1995, →ISBN, page 245

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