German edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈʊntəʁɐ/
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Adjective edit

unterer (no predicative form, strong nominative masculine singular unterer, strong comparative nominative masculine singular (very rare, vernacular only) untererer, strong superlative nominative masculine singular (standard) unterster)

  1. lower, nether
    Mein Portmonee ist in der unteren Schublade.
    My purse is in the lower drawer.
  2. inferior

Usage notes edit

  • Since the adjective is already semantically comparative in its positive form, the grammatical comparative forms are very rare and heard in the vernacular only. They might be used to mean “even more below”. For example: Mein Portmonee ist in der unteren Schublade.In dieser?Nein, in der noch untereren. (“My purse is in the lower drawer.” – “This one?” − “No, the one below that.”)
  • The superlative forms are perfectly normal, being the same as English lowermost.

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