See also: haar

EnglishEdit

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Proper nounEdit

Haar

  1. municipality near Munich, Germany.

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German hār, from Proto-Germanic *hērą, from Proto-Indo-European *keres- (rough hair, bristle). Compare Dutch haar, West Frisian hier, English hair, Danish hår.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /haːɐ̯/ (standard)
  • IPA(key): /haː/ (widespread, especially northern and central Germany)
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  • Rhymes: -aːɐ̯

NounEdit

Haar n (genitive Haars or Haares, plural Haare, diminutive Härchen n)

  1. hair

Usage notesEdit

When referring to a person's hair collectively, the singular may be used with no article, as is common in English: Sie hat graues Haar. – "She has grey hair." However in German, unlike English, it is more common to use the plural: Sie hat graue Haare. When referring to an individual hair, the indefinite article is used: Sie hat ein graues Haar. – "She has a (single) grey hair".

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