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See also: stunde and stünde



 Stunde on German Wikipedia


From Old High German stunta. Cognate with Dutch stond (time), English stound (hour, while), Danish stund (while), Norwegian stund (while), Swedish stund (while). More at stound.


  • IPA(key): /ˈʃtʊndə/
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Stunde f (genitive Stunde, plural Stunden, diminutive Stündchen n or Stündlein n)

  1. hour (unit of time constisting of 60 minutes)
    Der Film dauert drei Stunden.
    The movie lasts three hours.
  2. (dated) hour; stound; moment (point in time)
    Bitte für uns Sünder, jetzt und in der Stunde unsres Todes.
    Pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.
  3. lesson; class (unit of instruction, typically between 45 and 90 minutes)
    Ich muss jetzt zur Klavierstunde.
    I need to go to piano class right now.


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