GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Short for Untergrundbahn ("underground railway"), but note that the first German underground, in Berlin, was initially called an Unterpflaster-Bahn ("underpavement railway"). Not to be confused with U-Straßenbahn (short for Undergrundstraßenbahn; in English known as premetro).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈʔuːbaːn/
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NounEdit

U-Bahn f (genitive U-Bahn, plural U-Bahnen)

  1. An underground railway; A subway
    Synonym: Metro

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Further readingEdit

  • U-Bahn” in Duden online
  • U-Bahn” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache