toen

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch doe, doen (with -n from dan), from Old Dutch thuo, from Proto-Germanic *þō. Cognate with Luxembourgish dunn and similar forms (do, du, dun) in German dialects.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

toen

  1. then, subsequently (at a time in the past)
    Toen ging hij weg.
    Then he left.
  2. back then, at the time, in those days
    Toen was dat nog heel gewoon.
    Back then that was still quite normal.

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Conjunction[edit]

toen

  1. when, at the time that (in the past)
    Hoe oud was je toen je vegetariër werd?
    How old were you when you became vegetarian?
    Toen João in 1821 terugkeerde naar Portugal bleef zijn zoon Peter als regent achter in Brazilië.
    When João returned to Portugal in 1821, his son Peter remained in Brazil as regent.

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