aan het

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Dutch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /aːnət/ (normal)
  • IPA(key): /aːnt/ (contracted)
  • IPA(key): /aːnɦət/, /aːnɦɛt/ (overly formal; spelling pronunciation)
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Particle[edit]

aan het

  1. For non-idiomatic uses, see aan, het.
    Aan het eind van de straat moet je links afslaan.
    At the end of the street you must turn left.
  2. Forms the continuous aspect, together with the gerund (which in Dutch matches the infinitive) and with zijn as auxiliary verb.
    Ik ben aan het eten.
    I am eating. (lit. I am at the eating.)
    Ik was aan het eten.
    I was eating. (lit. I was at the eating.)
    Wat ben je aan het doen?
    What are you doing? (lit. What are you at the doing?)
    Ik ben de afwas aan het doen.
    I am washing up. (lit. I am the wash-up at the doing.)