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From Old High German andar, akin to Old Saxon ōthar, Old English ōþer


  • (most of Germany, some of Austria) IPA(key): /ˈandərər/, ['ändəʁɐ], ['andəʁɐ], ['ändəra]
  • (Switzerland, some of Austria and southern Germany) IPA(key): /ˈandərər/, ['ändərər], ['ändɛrɛr], ['ɑndərər]
  • Hyphenation: an‧de‧rer


anderer m ‎(feminine andere, neuter anderes)

  1. other, different
    ein and(e)rer Mannanother man
    das Geld and(e)rer Leute — other people's money
    mit jemand ander(e)m sprechen — to talk with someone else
  2. (obsolete) second
    • 1869, Die Kirchen-Geschichte des Eusebius von Cäsarea (translated by F. A. Stroth; printed in St Louis, MO), page 51:
      Das erste, andere, dritte, vierte und fünfte Buch von dem Satz, daß Moses zufolge die Träume von Gott geschickt würden.


Usage notes[edit]

  • This word declines like an adjective, and is used both adjectivally and as a noun.
  • The shortened forms, such as andre or andern (instead of andere, anderen) are prevalent in pronunciation. It is also correct to use them in writing, although this has become less frequent over the past decades.


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