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Noun

karl m.

  1. man (male human)
  2. husband
  3. male of a species
  4. (gaming, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) a character (in a video game, or in a RPG)
  5. a chess piece, a chessman

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Noun

karl m.

  1. A man

Swedish

Pronunciation

Noun

Inflection for karl Singular Plural
common Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative karl karlen karlar karlarna
Genitive karls karlens karlars karlarnas

karl c.

  1. man (male human)
  2. husband
  3. (male) member of a work force, employed to perform some particularly heavy or physically demanding job

Usage notes

Has connotations of being manly, and is as such somewhat frowned upon by believers in gender equality; but it also may have connotations of being able to perform a certain task. C.f. the formulaic expression karl för sin ... (with some attribute), which denotes someone who is up to par with his role, and is able to perform at least by some minimal standards on his own. Here the role is usually something associated with the given attribute, though karl för sin hatt is associated with a more generic male role.

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