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EtymologyEdit

From the same root as Gewicht (weight), thus pertaining to wiegen (to weigh). See also gewichtig, a (formal or elevated) synonym of wichtig. Weight is often used as a metaphor for importance; compare German schwerwiegend (serious, grave), as well as English weighty, heavy.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈvɪçtɪç/ (Northern Germany), IPA(key): /ˈvɪʃtɪʃ/ (Sachsen, Rheinland), IPA(key): /ˈviçtik/ (Southern Germany, Austria)
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    IPA(key): /ˈviçtik/

AdjectiveEdit

wichtig (comparative wichtiger, superlative am wichtigsten)

  1. important, relevant, significant

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