schwierig

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German swiric, sweric (full of boils). Cognate to Dutch zwerig (full of boils).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʃviːrɪç/, [ˈʃʋiːʁɪç] (German standard)
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  • IPA(key): /ˈʃviːrik/ (Austria, Switzerland; also southern Germany)
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  • Rhymes: -iːrɪç, -iːrik

Adjective[edit]

schwierig (strong nominative masculine singular schwieriger, comparative schwieriger, superlative am schwierigsten)

  1. difficult, hard, challenging, tough
    Synonym: schwer
  2. (of a person) difficult, prickly

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Further reading[edit]

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