ej

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See also: EJ, éj, -ej, and -ej-

Danish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

See eje (to own).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

ej

  1. imperative of eje

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse eigi.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

ej

  1. (literary or poetic) not
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /aj/, [ɑjˀ], [ɑj]

Interjection[edit]

ej

  1. (colloquial) used to express surprise, irritation, reproach, annoyance and other emotions
    Ej, hvor er den nuttet!
    Aw, how cute it is!
    Ej, det mener du ikke!
    Urgh, you cannot be serious!

French[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

ej

  1. (Acadian, Quebec, colloquial) I

Further reading[edit]


Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

ej

  1. indicates anger, like when telling someone off
  2. indicates surprise

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Latvian[edit]

Verb[edit]

ej

  1. 2nd person singular present indicative form of iet
  2. 2nd person singular imperative form of iet

Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Interjection[edit]

ej

  1. Expresses annoyance or displeasure
  2. (informal) Used to call someone's attention; hey

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse eigi. Cognate with Icelandic ei.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

ej (not comparable)

  1. not

Usage notes[edit]

Primarily used in formal texts and announcements (obehöriga äga ej tillträde = no admission) and after eller in written language and certain expressions (tro det eller ej = believe it or not).

Synonyms[edit]