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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German zesamene, zesamne, zesamen (togother), from Old High German zisamane (together). From zu- (to) +‎ sammen (together) (these days, sammen is only found in compounds), form Proto-Germanic *samana (together), from Proto-Indo-European *sem- (together, one). Cognate with Middle English to-samen (together). Related to obsolete English sam (together), whose earlier form was samen.

Dutch tezamen (together) has been formed in a similar fashion, with its contracted form being samen and its ancestral form tsamen. Also cognate with Scots samin (together), Danish sammen (together), Swedish samman (together).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /tsuˈzamən/, [tsuˈzamən], [tsuˈzamm̩] (standard)
  • IPA(key): /tsəˈzamən/ (colloquial variant)
  • IPA(key): /ˈtsam(ən)/ (Bavaria, Austria; chiefly colloquial)
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  • Hyphenation: zu‧sam‧men

AdverbEdit

zusammen

  1. together
    • 1903, Fanny zu Reventlow, Ellen Olestjerne, in Franziska Gräfin zu Reventlow: Gesammelte Werke, Albert Langen, page 526:
      Trotz all dieser Bitternisse war es noch ein wunderbar schöner Sommer, den die drei Freunde zusammen verlebten.
      Despite all these bitter feelings, it was yet a wonderfully beautiful summer, which the three friends spent together.

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