avondmaal

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈaː.vɔntˌmaːl/
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  • Hyphenation: avond‧maal

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch avontmael. Equivalent to avond (evening) +‎ maal (meal).

Noun[edit]

avondmaal n (plural avondmalen, diminutive avondmaaltje n)

  1. dinner, supper, the evening meal
    Het avondmaal staat klaar.
    Dinner is ready.
    Het Laatste Avondmaal is een beroemd schilderij van Leonardo da Vinci.
    The Last Supper is a famous painting by Leonardo da Vinci.

Usage notes[edit]

This word tends to be used only to refer to "regular" dinners had at home, not to dinner parties or meals had in a restaurant, where "diner" is used more often.

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