belang

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch belanc, from belangen. Compare English belong.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bəˈlɑŋ/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: be‧lang
  • Rhymes: -ɑŋ

Noun[edit]

belang n (plural belangen, diminutive belangetje n)

  1. interest, concern
    het algemeen belang
    the public interest
  2. importance, significance
    Synonym: belangrijkheid

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Verb[edit]

belang

  1. Imperative singular of belangen.
  2. (colloquial) First-person singular present of belangen.