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See also: Allemand and Allémand




  1. Misspelling of allemande.



From Late Latin Alamannus or Alemannus (related to Alamans, ancient Germanic people for whom the name meant "all men", "all people", according to Asinius Quadratus). aleman became alemant by the addition of a terminal T of the singular objective case for adjectives of second class in Old French, and then alemand. The Latin word itself derives from the Old High German Alaman, from a Proto-Germanic *Alamanniz, likely from the roots *allaz (whence English all) and *manniz < *mann- (whence English man).


  • IPA(key): /al.mɑ̃/
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A text in German (allemand) written by Goethe.

allemand m (plural allemands)

  1. German (The German language)
    Synonyms: langue de Goethe, langue de Schiller, langue de Charlemagne, langue des Francs
    L’allemand est une langue germanique.German is a Germanic language.
    Mon stagiaire parle un allemand impeccable.My trainee speaks perfect German.
    Parlez-vous allemand ?Do you speak German?


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allemand (feminine allemande, masculine plural allemands, feminine plural allemandes)

  1. (relational) German (related to or originating from Germany)
    J’ai acheté une voiture allemande.I've bought a German car.
    Les contes allemands sont fameux.German fairy tales are famous.
  2. (relational) of the German language; German
    Il n’y a pas qu’en Allemagne qu’on utilise des mots allemands.Not only in Germany does one use German words.
    La traduction allemande de France est Frankreich.The German translation of "France" is Frankreich.

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