och

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perhaps cognate with Old Provençal oc (yes).

Interjection[edit]

och

  1. (chiefly Scotland, Ireland) general interjection of confirmation, affirmation, and often disapproval.
  2. (chiefly Scotland, Ireland) an expression of anger, frustration, surprise

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

och

  1. alas

Romansch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Sutsilvan, Surmiran) otg
  • (Vallader) ot

Etymology[edit]

From Latin octo.

Number[edit]

och

  1. (cardinal, Puter) eight

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Interjection[edit]

och

  1. alas

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse ok, unstressed variant of Proto-Germanic *auk (also). Cognate with Norwegian and Danish og and with German auch.

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

och

  1. and; used to connect two homogeneous (similar) words or phrases
    Jag gillar hundar och katter.
    I like dogs and cats.
  2. and; used to denote the last item of a list
    äpplen, apelsiner och päron
  3. (mathematics) and, plus
    Två och tre är fem.
    Two and three is five.
  4. used to connect two finite verbs to denote that the two actions are performed at the same time
    Jag sitter och läser.
    I'm sitting reading.
  5. used to connect two finite verbs to denote that the first is done in order to be able to do the second
    Ska vi gå och bada?
    Should we go swimming?
  6. (poetic) Introduces a main clause which somehow is bound to a previous clause
    Och det vart afton, och det vart morgon, den andra dagen.
    And there was evening and there was morning, the second day.

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