plötzlich

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From late Middle High German plotzlich, from Plotz (clap, slap) (onomatopoeic). Cognate with Hunsrik pletzlich. Compare Middle Low German plutzlik (> Danish pludselig, Swedish plötslig), Yiddish פּלוצלינג(plutsling).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈplœt͡slɪç/, [ˈpʰl̥œt͡slɪç]
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AdjectiveEdit

plötzlich (not comparable)

  1. sudden
  2. abrupt
  3. brusque

DeclensionEdit

AdverbEdit

plötzlich

  1. suddenly

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