dann

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German danne. Cognate with English then.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

dann

  1. then, after that
    Ich ziehe mich erst an, dann frühstücke ich.
    First I'm getting dressed, then I'll have breakfast.
  2. then, in that case
    Wenn du dich anstrengst, dann schaffst du es.
    If you make an effort, then you'll be able to do it.

Usage notes[edit]

The functional split between dann and denn was prescribed only by the grammarians of the 18th century. In colloquial German, the two words may still overlap. One will occasionally hear denn instead of dann in northern Germany, and vice versa in western and southern Germany.

External links[edit]

  • dann in Duden online

Luxembourgish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

dann

  1. then (at that time)
  2. then (after that; next)
  3. then (in that case)

Usage notes[edit]

The word refers to the present and future. For the past use dunn.


Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Verb[edit]

dann

  1. imperative of danne