-zelf

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Dutch[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-zelf

  1. Used in forming intensive and reflexive forms of the personal pronouns, compare English -self and -selves.
    me 'me' → mezelf 'myself' (or mijzelf, based on mij)

Usage notes[edit]

  • In some cases, -zelf is attached to the pronoun's nominative form (wij, zij).
  • In vanzelf, -zelf is attached to the preposition van (of), it means automatically.

Derived terms[edit]