alsmaar

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

al (all) +‎ maar (but)

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Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

alsmaar

  1. all the time
    Hij is alsmaar aan het werk.
    He is always working.
    De situatie wordt alsmaar erger.
    The situation keeps getting worse.

Usage notes[edit]

The variant alsmaar is widely used in spoken language, but not accepted by everyone, it is therefore advised to write almaar.[1]

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • alsmaar” in Woordenlijst Nederlandse Taal – Officiële Spelling, Nederlandse Taalunie. [the official spelling word list for the Dutch language]
  • alsmaar” in Van Dale Onlinewoordenboek, Van Dale Lexicografie, 2007.
  • Notes:
  1. ^ Taalunieversum language advice on almaar/alsmaar