gern

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

See grin.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

gern (third-person singular simple present gerns, present participle gerning, simple past and past participle gerned)

  1. (obsolete) To grin.
  2. (obsolete) To yawn.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for gern in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • gerne (both forms are roughly equally frequent)

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German gerne, from Old High German gerno, from Proto-West Germanic *gernō, from Proto-Germanic *gernô (willingly, gladly), an adverbial form of *gernaz (eager, willing). Akin to German Low German geren (Paderbornisch), Dutch gaarne, English yern, Swedish gärna, Danish gerne.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡɛrn/, [ɡɛʁn], [ɡɛɐ̯n]
  • Rhymes: -ɛʁn
  • (file)

Adverb[edit]

gern (comparative lieber, superlative am liebsten)

  1. willingly; gladly; with pleasure; usually expressed verbally in English, with like, enjoy, etc.
    Markus fährt gern Fahrrad.
    Markus enjoys biking.
  2. (only with mögen) much; a lot
    Dieses Lied mag ich gern.
    I like this song a lot.
  3. (chiefly informal) easily; often
    Mir wird gern mal schlecht im Auto.
    I easily feel sick in the car.

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • gern” in Duden online

Hunsrik[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

gern

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Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]


Old High German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *gernaz, whence also Old English ġeorn.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

gern

  1. willing, eager

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle High German: gern, gerne

Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-West Germanic *gern, from Proto-Germanic *gernaz, whence Old English ġeorn.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

gern (comparative gernoro, superlative gernost)

  1. eager

Declension[edit]


Adverb[edit]

gern

  1. willingly
    Synonym: gerno