Kartoffel

See also: kartoffel

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From older Tartuffel or Tartüffel (18th c.), from Italian tartufolo, diminutive of tartufo (truffle), from Medieval Latin *territūberum or Latin terrae tūber (tuber of the earth).

The use as an ethnic nickname is due to the prominence of potatoes in German cuisine. Compare Spaghetti (Italian), Käskopp (Dutch person).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kaʁˈtɔfəl/, [kaʁˈtɔfl̩], [kaɐ̯-], [-fəl] (standard)
  • IPA(key): /kɐˈtɔfəl/ (common)
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NounEdit

Kartoffel f (genitive Kartoffel, plural Kartoffeln, diminutive Kartöffelchen n)

  1. potato
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:Kartoffel
  2. (derogatory) a German; particularly an ethnic German from the perspective of allochthone populations in Germany

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Kartoffle

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NounEdit

Kartoffel f (plural Kartoffle, diminutive Kartoffelche)

  1. potato
    Host-du die Kartoffle schun gekochd?
    Have you already cooked the potatoes?

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