Definition of Berliner in English:



  • A native or citizen of Berlin.

    • ‘All around us, Berliners were lighting off fireworks, firecrackers, noisemakers and rockets, and none too cautiously.’
    • ‘We filmed a lot with hidden cameras, and that was very interesting, especially in East Berlin - we're West Berliners.’
    • ‘His genetic background is interesting too, with his mother being a Berliner German, while his father is English.’
    • ‘The survey shows that 20 percent of the Berliners say they will leave Berlin either due to new jobs or because they feel that the city has changed and is no longer theirs.’
    • ‘We are left at the Checkpoint Charlie Museum, which illustrates the various escape tactics used by East Berliners.’
    • ‘The Berliners keep moving, inexorably on their way, and the center of the city has no museum to provide an alternative for exhausted fighters for peace.’
    • ‘The Russians were encircling the city, the Americans were not far behind and eager to move further east, and the Berliners themselves, who had survived the months of bombing raids, were growing more disillusioned by the day.’
    • ‘I knew tourists had chipped away souvenirs but I was sure a large chunk of it had to remain as a reminder to the Berliners of their divided past.’
    • ‘West Berliners, too, were traditionally reluctant to buy - rents were heavily subsidised, while the prospect of Russian tanks rolling in made the city seem anything but a safe investment.’
    • ‘At the same time 12 per cent of Berliners and 24 per cent of Brandenburgers said they wanted a ‘Fuhrer who would rule with a firm hand’.’
    • ‘Hundreds of thousands of East Berliners swarm through into the welcoming arms of their West German brothers and sisters.’
    • ‘It was created in 1968, and its collection focuses on modern and contemporary art, with the goal of stimulating interest in modern art among Berliners.’
    • ‘Victory is facing out, facing east, which meant that in the long years that Berlin was a divided city, West Berliners looked up at this statue, this landmark, and saw four horses' behinds.’
    • ‘Although Western ways have definitely taken over, Berliners have fought to save a few symbols of old times.’
    • ‘For Berliners the main concern seemed to be that the excessive security threatened hundreds of local businesses.’
    • ‘By the time Berliners started hacking away at the concrete wall that had divided their city for a generation, the torch-bearing anthem had been number one for several weeks in West Germany.’
    • ‘Ironically, Berliners knocked down their biggest crowd-puller - the Wall.’
    • ‘It was an American President who told Berliners that he was one of them.’
    • ‘East Berliners used to risk their lives trying to escape to the west.’
    • ‘He was a native Berliner and he said before there was a wall there was an incident every week, and after it had become the most peaceful place on earth.’


Mid 19th century: German.