kans

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch canse, which is borrowed from Picard cance (cognate with French chance) from Vulgar Latin *cadentia, which is derived from Latin cadere “to fall”. Originally, a cance or cadentia was the falling of the dice.[1]

Cognate with French (whence also English) chance.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kans f (plural kansen, diminutive kansje n)

  1. chance.
  2. opportunity.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ J. de Vries & F. de Tollenaere, "Etymologisch Woordenboek", Uitgeverij Het Spectrum, Utrecht, 1986 (14de druk)

Finnish[edit]

Adverb[edit]

kans

  1. (colloquial) also, too
    Mä voisin ostaa kans limun.
    I could buy a soda too.

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Postposition[edit]

kans

  1. (colloquial) with

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