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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

The first sense is either from German Berliner (native or inhabitant of Berlin) or formed in English from Berlin +‎ -er. The second sense is from German Berliner (doughnut).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Berliner (plural Berliners)

  1. A native or inhabitant of Berlin.
  2. A doughnut with a sweet filling.

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GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [bɛʁˈliːnɐ]
  • (file)

Etymology 1Edit

From Berlin +‎ -er.

NounEdit

Berliner m (genitive Berliners, plural Berliner, female Berlinerin)

  1. a Berliner (native or inhabitant of Berlin)
DeclensionEdit
Alternative formsEdit
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Etymology 2Edit

From Berlin +‎ -er.

AdjectiveEdit

Berliner (invariable)

  1. from, of, or pertaining to Berlin
    Besucher finden die Berliner Museen sehr interessant.
    Visitors find Berlin’s museums very interesting.

Usage notesEdit

  • Words like this are indeclinable adjectives in modern German, as noted by the Duden, DWDS and other modern references. They originated as genitive plurals of substantives, as noted by 18th century grammarian Johann Christoph Adelung and 19th century linguist Hermann Möller: e.g. Berliner Pfannkuchen = Pfannkuchen der Berliner = "pancake of the Berliners". See -er.

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Etymology 3Edit

 
Anderthalb Berliner

Ellipsis of Berliner Pfannkuchen and/or Berliner Ballen.

NounEdit

Berliner m (genitive Berliners, plural Berliner)

  1. Berliner (pastry similar to a doughnut, with a sweet filling)
    Synonyms: Berliner Ballen, Krapfen, Kräppel, Pfannkuchen, Berliner Pfannkuchen

Usage notesEdit

  • Berliner is overall the most common word, but there is much regional variation.[1]

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ “Berliner/Krapfen”, in Atlas zur deutschen Alltagssprache[1], 2011-06-15

PolishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From German Berliner.

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Berliner m pers or f

  1. A masculine surname​.
  2. A feminine surname​.

DeclensionEdit

Masculine surname:

The feminine surname is indeclinable.

Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit