sondern

GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈzɔndɐn]
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  • Hyphenation: son‧dern

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle High German sunder, from Old High German suntar, from Proto-Germanic *sundraz (isolated, particular, alone).

ConjunctionEdit

sondern

  1. (coordinating, with a negative in the preceding clause) rather, but (instead).
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InterjectionEdit

sondern?

  1. so?, then what?, so you tell me!
    Naja, ganz so ist es ja auch nicht! — Sondern?
    Well, it’s not quite like that! — Then what?

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Etymology 2Edit

From Middle High German sundern, from Old High German suntarōn (separate, distinguish), from Proto-Germanic *sundrōną (to sunder, to separate). Cognate with English sunder, Dutch zonderen.

VerbEdit

sondern (weak, third-person singular present sondert, past tense sonderte, past participle gesondert, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to separate, to sunder

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