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From Middle High German sache, from Old High German sahha, from Proto-Germanic *sak?. Cognate with German Low German Sake, Low German sake, Dutch zaak, Afrikaans saak, English sake, Danish sag, Swedish sak.


  • IPA(key): /'zax?/, ['zä]
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  • Hyphenation: Sa?che
  • Rhymes: -a


Sache f (genitive Sache, plural Sachen, diminutive Sächlein n or Sächelchen n)

  1. affair
  2. thing, object
    Da ist noch eine Sache.
    There's one more thing (for me to say).
  3. (law) thing: corporeal object
    Sachen im Sinne des Gesetzes sind nur körperliche Gegenstände.[1]
    Only corporeal objects are things as defined by law.
  4. cause, action
  5. subject, matter, business
    • 1960, Marie Luise Kaschnitz, 'Schneeschmelze':
      »Das tut nichts zur Sache«, sagte die Frau.
      "That's got nothing to do with it," said the woman.
    Das ist Privatsache.
    That's a private matter.
  6. (chiefly in the plural, colloquial) kilometers per hour
    Er raste mit hundert Sachen um die Ecke.
    He raced around the corner at 100 per.


Derived terms

See also


  1. ^ BGB, § 90

Further reading

Pennsylvania German



  1. plural of Sach

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