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EtymologyEdit

From Middle Low German harsch. Compare English harsh, which is also borrowed from Middle Low German. Further origin unknown.

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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