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origin

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Middle High German seltsæne, Old High German seltsāni, too rare and an old adjective with the meaning “visible, to see” (to see), so actually = not to be seen often, in New High German based on formations

grammar

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Forms of increase

positivestrange
comparativestranger
superlativestrangest

Strong diffraction (without article)

NominativeGenitivedativeaccusative
SingularMasculineitems
adjectivestrangerstrangestrangestrange
Feminineitems
adjectivestrangestrangerstrangerstrange
neuteritems
adjectivestrangestrangestrangestrange
PluralMasculine feminine neuteritems
adjectivestrangestrangerstrangestrange

Weak diffraction (with article)

NominativeGenitivedativeaccusative
SingularMasculineitemstheofthethe
adjectivestrangestrangestrangestrange
Feminineitemsthethethethe
adjectivestrangestrangestrangestrange
neuteritemstheofthethe
adjectivestrangestrangestrangestrange
PluralMasculine feminine neuteritemsthethethethe
adjectivestrangestrangestrangestrange

Mixed diffraction (with a, no, Possessive pronouns, etc.)

NominativeGenitivedativeaccusative
SingularMasculineArticle wordnononenonenone
adjectivestrangerstrangestrangestrange
FeminineArticle wordnononenoneno
adjectivestrangestrangestrangestrange
neuterArticle wordnononenoneno
adjectivestrangestrangestrangestrange
PluralMasculine feminine neuterArticle wordnononenoneno
adjectivestrangestrangestrangestrange

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  • This word is part of the vocabulary of the Goethe Certificate B1.

pronunciation

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seltsam
Phonetic spelling
🔉 [ˈzɛltzaːm]