auch

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German ouh, from Proto-Germanic *auk. Cognate with Dutch ook (also), West Frisian ek (also, too), Luxembourgish och (also), Swedish och (and), Icelandic og (and), and obsolete/archaic English eke (also).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /aʊ̯x/ (standard)
  • IPA(key): /aʊ̯/ (chiefly southern Germany and Austria; also in the northern half in some positions, e.g. before nicht)
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Adverb[edit]

auch

  1. also, too
  2. even (in the sense of "including the extreme case of"; cf. Early Modern English cognate eke)
    auch wenn — even if
  3. really
  4. (rare, dated) and so

Synonyms[edit]