fiets

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Dutch fiets, of uncertain origin.

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Noun[edit]

fiets (plural fietse)

  1. bicycle, bike

Dutch[edit]

Een typische fiets
A typical bike

Etymology[edit]

Unknown. Various hypotheses exist: from the dialectal verb vietse or fietsen (“to move quickly”), from French vite (quickly). Less likely is a corruption of French vélocipède, fieselepee.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Rhymes: -its
  • (file)
  • IPA(key): /fits/, [fits]

Noun[edit]

fiets f (plural fietsen, diminutive fietsje n)

  1. bicycle
  2. (motorsports) motorbike

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Verb[edit]

fiets

  1. first-person singular present indicative of fietsen
  2. imperative of fietsen

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