Märchen

See also: marchen

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EtymologyEdit

Diminutive of the noun Mär(e) f with -chen, compare Old High German māri (news, tale).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɛɐ̯çn̩/ (standard; used naturally in western Germany and Switzerland)
  • IPA(key): /ˈmeɐ̯çn̩/ (overall more common; particularly northern and eastern regions)
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  • Hyphenation: Mär‧chen

NounEdit

Märchen n (genitive Märchens, plural Märchen)

  1. fairy tale

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Further readingEdit

  • Märchen” in Duden online
  • Märchen” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache