farbig

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Farbe (colour) +‎ -ig

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfaʁ.bɪç/, [ˈfaɐ̯.bɪç] (standard)
  • IPA(key): /ˈfaʁ.bɪk/ (common form in southern Germany, Austria, and Switzerland)
  • (file)
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: far‧big

Adjective[edit]

farbig (comparative farbiger, superlative am farbigsten)

  1. colored
    Synonym: bunt
  2. (dated) colored (of skin color other than white)
  3. chromatic

Usage notes[edit]

The use of farbig in the sense “of skin color other than white; black” is problematic and should be avoided.[1]

Hyponyms[edit]

(colored, relating to skin color):

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References[edit]

  1. ^ farbig” in Duden online