Kappes

See also: kappes

GermanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • Kabis (southern German, Austrian)

EtymologyEdit

From western German dialects. Compare Kölsch Kappes.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Kappes m (genitive Kappes, no plural)

  1. (regional, colloquial) cabbage, Brassica oleracea
    Ich mach heut' Abend Kappes-Durcheinander.
    I'm making a cabbage stew for dinner.
  2. (regional, colloquial) nonsense
    Erzähl mir keinen Kappes!
    Don't tell me such nonsense!

Usage notesEdit

In its original meaning "cabbage", the word is limited to western Germany and declining. In the figurative meaning, however, it is quite common and indeed spreading supraregionally.

SynonymsEdit


KölschEdit

Kölsch Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia ksh

Kölsch Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia ksh

EtymologyEdit

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NounEdit

Kappes (m)

  1. cabbage, Brassica oleracea
    Häste keine Kappes metjebrat?
    Didn't you bring any cabbage?
  2. figuratively: nonsense
    Verzäll mer keine Kappes!
    Don't tell me such nonsense!
Last modified on 10 February 2014, at 18:46