See also: bier

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Alemannic GermanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Bier n ‎(plural Bier)

  1. beer

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German bier, from Old High German bior, from Proto-Germanic *beuzą(beer), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰews-, *bheus-(dross, sediment, brewer's yeast). Akin to Dutch bier, Low German Beer, bêr, English beer, Icelandic bjór. More at beer.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Bier n ‎(genitive Biers or Bieres, plural Biere or Bier, diminutive Bierchen n)

  1. beer

Usage notesEdit

  • As is common with beverages in German, the unchanged plural Bier is used after numerals in the sense of "quantities of beer" (glasses, bottles, cans). One may order: Zwei Bier, bitte! – "Two beers, please!" (Nota bene: In many places of the German language area, this is not a common order; instead one needs to specify Pils, Weißbier, Kölsch, etc.)
  • The marked plural Biere is used to mean "different kinds of beer". For example: Pils und Kölsch sind beliebte deutsche Biere. – "Pils and Kölsch are popular German beers."

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

External linksEdit

  • Bier” in canoo.net
  • Bier in Duden online
  • Bier” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • Bier“ in PONS (pons.eu)

LuxembourgishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Germanic *berô. Compare German Bär, English bear, Dutch beer.

NounEdit

Bier m ‎(plural Bieren)

  1. bear
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Germanic *bazją. Compare German Beere, Danish bær, English berry.

NounEdit

Bier n ‎(plural Bier)

  1. berry
Derived termsEdit