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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/, [ˈänd(ə)ʁɐ], [ˈand(ə)ʁɐ], [ˈänd(ə)ra]
  • (Switzerland, some of Austria and southern Germany) IPA(key): /ˈandərər/, [ˈänd(ə)rər], [ˈänd(ɛ)rɛr], [ˈɑnd(ə)rər]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: an‧de‧rer


anderer m (feminine andere, neuter anderes)

  1. other, different
    ein and(e)rer Mannanother man
    das Geld and(e)rer Leuteother people's money
    mit jemand ander(e)m sprechento talk with someone else
  2. (obsolete) second
    • 1869, Die Kirchen-Geschichte des Eusebius von Cäsarea (translated by F. A. Stroth; printed in St Louis, Missouri), 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.
  • The 1996 reform spelling rules as of 2011 allow spellings like Anderer when the word is used substantivally (§58 (5) E4). However, forms like this might be nonstandard.



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