GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Low German and Middle Low German harsch, from a Proto-Germanic derivative of Proto-Indo-European *kars- (to scratch, scrape, rub, card); see also Sanskrit कषति (kaṣati, scratches, rubs), Russian короста (korosta, to itch), Old Church Slavonic краста (krasta), Lithuanian karsiu (to comb).

Compare English harsh, which is also borrowed from Middle Low German.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /haʁʃ/ (standard)
  • IPA(key): /haːʃ/ (widespread, especially northern and central Germany)
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AdjectiveEdit

harsch (comparative harscher, superlative am harschesten)

  1. rough, harsh

DeclensionEdit

AdverbEdit

harsch

  1. harshly
    Der Lehrer wies den Jungen harsch zurecht.
    The teacher rebuked the boy harshly.

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