German Adjectives with X

There aren’t many native German adjectives that start with X, but here are some words you might encounter:

  • X-beliebig (ex-beliebig): Any (used in technical contexts)
  • Xenophil (xenophil): Xenophilic (having a fondness for foreign things)

However, German more commonly uses nouns starting with X that can function as adjectives when used in a specific way. Here are some examples:

  • X-beinig (x-beinig): Bowlegged (descriptive term based on the shape of the legs resembling an X)
  • x-förmig (x-förmig): X-shaped

Remember, these adjectives using nouns or combining them with “x-” are not strictly native formations, but they are commonly used in German.

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