See also: fälsch

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German vals (rarer valsch), borrowed from Old French fals, from Latin falsus. The form with final -sch goes back to Middle Dutch valsch, itself a variant of vals, formed by analogy (or hypercorrection) when word-final -s and -sch had become homophonous in many dialects of Middle Dutch. This form has prevailed in German because it is in line with the (significantly older) verb fälschen, whose -sch- is original.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /falʃ/, [fälʃ], [fältʃ]
  • (file)

AdjectiveEdit

falsch (comparative falscher, superlative am falschesten)

  1. false, unfactual, untrue
    eine falsche Beschuldigung
    a false accusation
  2. wrong (incorrect)
    eine falsche Antwort
    a wrong answer
  3. wrong (disadvantageous)
    eine falsche Entscheidung
    a wrong decision
  4. (chiefly predicative) wrong (immoral)
    Es ist falsch, sowas zu tun.
    It is wrong to do such a thing.
  5. fake, forged
    ein falscher Geldschein
    a counterfeit banknote
    eine falsche Blondine
    a fake blonde
  6. untruthful, perfidious
    sein falsches Getue
    his perfidious ways

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DescendantsEdit

  • Czech: faleš
  • Romanian: falș
  • Russian: фальшь (falʹšʹ)

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LuxembourgishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

falsch (masculine falschen, neuter falscht, comparative méi falsch, superlative am falschsten)

  1. false, untrue
  2. wrong

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