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EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From German Schlager (late 19th century), from schlagen (to hit), thus similar to English hit (“successful song”, early 20th century).

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NounEdit

schlager (countable and uncountable, plural schlagers)

  1. (music) A chiefly European style of popular music with light melodies (often easily danceable) and typically facile, sentimental lyrics.
  2. A piece made in this style.

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SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Attested since 1920 according to Svenska Akademiens ordbok. From German Schlager (hit), derived from schlagen (to hit). Compare also with Swedish slå ("to hit"). Related to slay.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

schlager c

  1. A genre of popular music associated with the Eurovision Song Contest, an annual music talent show.
    Min pappa tycker väldigt mycket om schlager.
    "My dad likes schlager (music) a lot."

DeclensionEdit

Declension of schlager 
Uncountable
Indefinite Definite
Nominative schlager schlagern
Genitive schlagers schlagerns

NounEdit

schlager c

  1. A piece of music associated with the Eurovision Song Contest.
    Stäng av den där tråkiga schlagerlåten!
    "Turn off that boring schlager song!"
  2. A piece of music appealing to wide audiences that is currently popular; a hit.
    Den brittiska schlagern ligger etta på topplistan.
    "The latest British hit is number one on the top list."

Usage notesEdit

The most common plural form of definition 1 is today schlagers, based on the English plural form. Due to the difficulty of forming an acceptable definite and indefinte form with the -s-suffix will rather be replaced with those of the compound term schlagerlåt (pop song).

DeclensionEdit

Declension of schlager 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative schlager schlagerlåten schlagers schlagerlåtarna
Genitive schlagers schlagerlåtens schlagers schlagerlåtarnas
Declension of schlager 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative schlager schlagern schlagrar schlagrarna
Genitive schlagers schlagerns schlagrarna schlagrarnas

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