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PLÖRRE – thin, watery coffee or soup:-)

"Families may brew their own coffee here" by Hans Baluschek, 1895

“Families may brew their own coffee here” by Hans Baluschek, 1895


  1. fatimaxberg
    March 3, 2015

    No no, it’s “Plörre” (even has an official entry in the Duden).

    • notmsparker
      March 7, 2015

      Thanks, guys! I´ve changed it already to “ö” as the majority of native speakers of Berlinerisch I asked about it voted for the “ö” version. I was uncertain about it myself but am lucky enough to have all of you as experts helping me out:-)

  2. tikerscherk
    March 3, 2015

    I actually only know the word “Plörre”.
    Google says that Plürre exists as well, but I really never heard it. Did you?

    • notmsparker
      March 7, 2015

      No but, to be honest, neither did I hear “Plörre” being used in real life in Berlin. Still, it´s in the books that I am reading and the three Berlinerisch dictionaries I use for my research also record it so I am ploughing on:) Thanks for helping me out with the vocab and all.


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