elkaar

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Contracted form of elkander, itself from elk +‎ ander.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ɛɤ̯ˈkaːɻ] (with Gooise r and lenited dark l, used particularly in the Randstad)
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  • Hyphenation: el‧kaar
  • Rhymes: -aːr

Pronoun[edit]

elkaar (genitive elkaars)

  1. each other, one another
    • 1987, International Bible Society Nederland, Het Boek, Genesis 11:7:
      Laten Wij afdalen en hun verschillende talen geven, zodat zij elkaar niet meer begrijpen!’
      Let us go down and confuse their languages, so they will not understand each other any more.”

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