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See also: stunde and stünde

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GermanEdit

 Stunde on German Wikipedia

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German stunta, from Proto-Germanic *stundō (point in time, hour). Cognate with Dutch stond (time), English stound (hour, while), Danish stund (while), Norwegian stund (while), Northern Sami stund (while). More at stound.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈʃtʊndə/
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NounEdit

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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