kaputt

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

kaputt (not comparable)

  1. Alternative spelling of kaput

French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from German kaputt, itself from French capot.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

kaputt (invariable)

  1. kaput, out of order
  2. dead

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

17th century, from French être capot (“not having won any trick in a card game”, as in German schwarz sein). Further origin uncertain. Compare Dutch kapot.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kaˈpʊt/
  • (file)
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ka‧putt

Adjective[edit]

kaputt (strong nominative masculine singular kaputter, comparative kaputter, superlative am kaputtesten)

  1. (slightly informal) destroyed, broken, out of order
    Synonyms: defekt, außer Betrieb, außer Funktion, funktionsunfähig
  2. (colloquial) tired, exhausted

Usage notes[edit]

  • The main sense has become normal in most registers, including literary and media language, but it is still usually avoided in officialese and other highly formal contexts.

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • English: kaput
  • French: kaputt
  • Russian: капут (kaput)

Further reading[edit]

  • kaputt” in Duden online
  • kaputt” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from German kaputt.

Adjective[edit]

kaputt (invariable)

  1. kaput

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French être capot, via German kaputt.

Adjective[edit]

kaputt (indeclinable)

  1. kaput

References[edit]


Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French être capot, via German kaputt.

Adjective[edit]

kaputt (indeclinable)

  1. kaput

References[edit]


Plautdietsch[edit]

Adjective[edit]

kaputt

  1. out of order, broken, kaputt

Swedish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

kaputt (comparative mer kaputt, superlative mest kaputt)

  1. kaput