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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German lecker, derived from the verb lecken (lick). Cognate to Dutch lekker, Afrikaans lekker, Middle Low German lecker, Norwegian lekker, Swedish läcker and Danish lækker. More at lick.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈlɛkɐ/
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AdjectiveEdit

lecker (comparative leckerer or leckrer, superlative am leckersten)

  1. yummy, tasty
    Das ist ein sehr leckerer Keks.This is a very tasty biscuit.
  2. (regional, chiefly West Central German, sometimes uninflected, especially in the neuter) attractive (woman or man)
    Sie ist ein lecker Mädchen.She's an attractive girl.

Usage notesEdit

  • Unlike Dutch lekker, the German word does not commonly refer to things other than tastiness and physical attractiveness.
  • The contracted comparative leckrer is per se rare, but more commonly seen in the inflected forms leckrere, leckrerer, and so on (in order to avoid the three reduced syllables and the reduplication in leckerere, leckererer).

DeclensionEdit

AdverbEdit

lecker

  1. well, with pleasure (usually referring to eating and drinking)
    In dieser Wirtschaft kann man lecker essen.
    In this pub, you can eat well.

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