billig

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Danish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

billig (neuter billigt, definite and plural billige, comparative billigere, superlative billigst)

  1. Cheap.

Verb[edit]

billig

  1. Imperative of billige.

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German billīh (appropriate).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈbɪlɪç]
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  • Hyphenation: bil‧lig

Adjective[edit]

billig (comparative billiger, superlative am billigsten)

  1. cheap (low-priced)
    In Deutschland sind Lebensmittel billiger als in andern europäischen Ländern.
    In Germany, groceries are cheaper than in other European countries.
  2. cheap (of low quality, mediocre)
    Das Vorgehen der Regierung ist ein billiges Ablenkungsmanöver.
    The government's course of action is a cheap diversionary tactic.
  3. (archaic) appropriate, meet
    Die Strafe ist billig und recht.
    The punishment is appropriate and just.

Usage notes[edit]

Just like English cheap, the word billig has a positive and a negative meaning (see above). Their distinction depends on the context. In order to avoid the negative overtone, one can say günstig or kostengünstig.

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Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

billig

  1. cheap; of low price, of little worth
  2. cheap, easy; requiring little effort
  3. (dated) reasonable, fair
    en billig begäran
    a reasonable request
    det är rätt och billigt
    that is fair and square

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