See also: wange and wǎngē

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German wange, from Old High German wanga. Cognate with Dutch wang, English wang. See the latter for more.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈvaŋə/
  • Rhymes: -aŋə
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NounEdit

Wange f (genitive Wange, plural Wangen, diminutive Wängchen n or Wänglein n)

  1. (chiefly formal or literary) cheek (on the face)

Usage notesEdit

  • A more normal word for “cheek” is Backe. In literary style, however, Wange is common and even preferred to some degree.

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Further readingEdit

  • Wange” in Duden online