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Arsch

GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /aʁʃ/ (standard)
  • IPA(key): /aːʃ/ (widespread, especially northern and central Germany)

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German ars, from Proto-Germanic *arsaz, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃érsos, *orso- (behind, arse). Compare Dutch aars, English arse, Norwegian rass.

NounEdit

Arsch m (genitive Arsches or Arschs, plural Ärsche)

  1. (vulgar) arse, posterior, buttocks

Usage notesEdit

In formal settings, Arsch is vulgar and inappropriate; in informal settings (e.g. among friends or family) this often not the case. Note, however, that Arsch when used referring to a person of the opposite sex may have a stronger sexual implication than some synonyms (which might, again, make the word inappropriate in certain contexts).

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