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From Middle Dutch âvont, from Old Dutch āvont, from Proto-West Germanic *ābanþ, from Proto-Germanic *ēbanþs.


  • IPA(key): /ˈaː.vɔnt/
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  • Hyphenation: avond


avond m (plural avonden, diminutive avondje n)

  1. evening, night
    We eten meestal rond 7 uur in de avond.We usually eat around 7 in the evening.
    Op een koude avond zaten we voor de open haard.On a cold night, we sat by the fireplace.

Usage notes[edit]

Just like German Abend, Dutch avond includes the hours until midnight. So while one says in English: We're having a beer tonight!, one would say in Dutch: We drinken vanavond een biertje!

Derived terms[edit]


  • Afrikaans: aand
  • Berbice Creole Dutch: tafn
  • Jersey Dutch: âvond
  • Negerhollands: avond, navont

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