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schade

See also: Schade

EnglishEdit

NounEdit

schade (plural schades)

  1. (obsolete) shade; shadow

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Alemannic GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Middle High German schaden, from Old High German scadōn.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

schade (third-person singular simple present schadt, past participle gschadt, past subjunctive schadti, auxiliary haa)

  1. to harm, damage
    • 1978, Rolf Lyssy & Christa Maerker, Die Schweizermacher, (transcript):
      Chömmer halt e chli früner. Schadet a nüt.
      Then we'll arrive a little earlier. It won't do any harm.

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch *skatho, from Proto-Germanic *skaþô.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈsxaː.də/
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NounEdit

schade f (uncountable)

  1. damage
    voorkom alcoholschade bij uw opgroeiende kind — prevent damage from alcohol in your maturing child

Derived termsEdit

VerbEdit

schade

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of schaden

GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Schade, the obsolete nominative singular of Schaden (damage). The sense “too good to waste” from a conditional construction es wäre zu schade... (“it would be a pity to...”), but now usually construed with an indicative verb.

Alternative formEdit

AdjectiveEdit

schade (predicative only)

  1. a pity; bummer; unfortunate; disappointing
    Schade!
    What a pity!
    Das ist aber schade!
    That’s such a pity!
    Es ist zu schade, dass er nicht kommen konnte.
    It's a pity that he couldn’t make it.
  2. (usually with zu) too good to waste
    Meine neuen Schuhe sind zu schade, um damit durch den Wald zu laufen.
    My new shoes are too good to wear them for a walk through the forest.
    Ich bin mir fürs Kloputzen nicht zu schade.
    I don’t consider myself too good for cleaning the loo.

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

schade

  1. 1st person singular present indicative of schaden
  2. 2nd person singular imperative of schaden
  3. 1st and 3rd person singular present subjunctive of schaden

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