alleen

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See also: Alleen and alléen

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch allene, from Old Dutch *allēno, from al +‎ ēno. Morphologically equivalent to modern al +‎ een.

Adjective[edit]

alleen ‎(comparative allener, superlative alleenst)

  1. alone, by oneself
    Ik was de hele avond alleen.
    I was alone all evening.
    Ontmoet ons achter de verlaten fabriek. Kom alleen.
    Meet us behind the abandoned factory. Come alone.
  2. lonely
    Ik voel me zo alleen.
    I feel so lonely.

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of alleen
uninflected alleen
inflected allene
comparative allener
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial alleen allener het alleenst
het alleenste
indefinite m./f. sing. allene allenere alleenste
n. sing. alleen allener alleenste
plural allene allenere alleenste
definite allene allenere alleenste
partitive alleens alleners

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Adverb[edit]

alleen

  1. only, exclusively
    Alleen een idioot zou zoiets zeggen.
    Only an idiot would say something like that.
  2. just, only, merely
    Ik wou alleen maar zeggen dat...
    I just wanted to say that...

Synonyms[edit]

  • (only, exclusively): enkel

German Low German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate to German allein.

Adjective[edit]

alleen

  1. (in several dialects, including Low Prussian) alone (solitary)
    he ös alleen
    he is alone

Adverb[edit]

alleen

  1. (in several dialects, including Low Prussian) alone (solo)
    alleen gan
    to walk alone
  2. (in several dialects, including Low Prussian) alone (without the help of others)

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Noun[edit]

alleen m

  1. definite singular of allé

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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Noun[edit]

alleen m

  1. definite singular of allé