TranslingualEdit

SymbolEdit

Er

  1. (chemistry) Symbol for erbium.

GermanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • er (for the pronoun; common spelling)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /eːɐ̯/
  • (file)

NounEdit

Er m

  1. a person or animal of male gender, a male

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AntonymsEdit

PronounEdit

Er

  1. (archaic) you (form of address to a male person)
    Was möchte Er von mir?
    What do you want from me?
    (literally, “What does he want from me?”)

Usage notesEdit

This form of address sounds very archaic and is only used humorously or in some dialects (especially Berlin, Brandenburg and Mecklenburg), sometimes called Berliner Er. The common polite form of address is Sie.

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • Er in Duden online
  • Er in Duden online

TurkishEdit

Proper nounEdit

Er

  1. A male given name