albern

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German alwære, from Old High German alawāri ‎(friendly, good-natured). The final -n is an original case ending that was added to the stem on German Low German territory (compare schüchtern).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈalbərn/, [ˈʔalbɐn], [ˈʔälb̥ɐn] (most of Germany, some of Austria)
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  • IPA(key): /ˈalbərn/, [ˈʔɑlb̥ərn], [ˈʔälb̥ərn], [ˈʔälb̥ɛrn] (Switzerland, some of Austria)

Adjective[edit]

albern ‎(comparative alberner, superlative am albernsten)

  1. goofy

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