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Berlin

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English

The location of Berlin within Germany.
The Reichstag, the seat of the German parliament, is one of the most recognisable buildings in Berlin.

Etymology

From the German Berlin.

Pronunciation

  • (GenAM): IPA: [bɚˈlɪn]
  • RP: IPA: [bəˈlɪn]
    Rhymes: -ɪn

Proper noun

Singular
Berlin

Plural
-

Berlin

  1. The capital city of Germany.
  2. One of the component states of Germany according to the current administrative division of the nation.

Derived terms

Translations


Bosnian

Proper noun

Berlin m.

  1. Berlin

German

Etymology

Possibly from the Old Polabian stem berl-/birl- (swamp) + suffix -in. The place is first mentioned by this name in the late 12th century (as Berlyn). According to (incorrect) folk etymology, the name is derived from the Bär (bear) that is the symbol of the city.

Pronunciation

  • (Standard New High German) IPA: [bɛɐˈliːn], IPA: [bɛʁˈliːn],
  • (Berlinisch) IPA: [baliːn], IPA: [baliːən]
  •  Berlinhelp, file

Proper noun

Berlin n.

  1. Berlin, the capital city of Germany.
    Berlin ist mehr ein Weltteil als eine Stadt. — Johann Paul Friedrich Richter, 1800.
    Berlin is more a part of a world than a city.
    Berlin ist eine Stadt, verdammt dazu, ewig zu werden, niemals zu sein. — Karl Scheffler, author of Berlin: Ein Stadtschicksal, 1910.
    Berlin is a city damned forever to become, never to be.
  2. Berlin, one of the current component states of Germany.

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Hungarian

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈbɛrlin/
  • Hyphenation: Ber‧lin

Proper noun

Berlin

  1. Berlin

Polish

Proper noun

Berlin m. [[Category:Template:lang:pl proper nouns|Berlin]]

  1. Berlin, the capital city of Germany

Declension

Singular only
Nominative Berlin
Genitive Berlina
Dative Berlinowi
Accusative Berlin
Instrumental Berlinem
Locative Berlinie
Vocative Berlinie

Serbian

Proper noun

Berlin m.

  1. Berlin

See also


Tatar

Proper noun

Berlin

  1. Berlin

Declension

Nominative
Berlin
Genitive
Berlinnıñ
Dative
Berlinga
Accusative
Berlinnı
Locative
Berlinda
Ablative
Berlindan

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