gerne

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Danish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse gjarna, gerna.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡer.nə/, [ˈɡæɐ̯nə]

Adverb[edit]

gerne (comparative hellere, superlative helst)

  1. with pleasure; gladly, willingly, readily

German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡɛrnə/, [ˈɡɛʁnə], [ˈɡɛɐ̯nə]
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Adverb[edit]

gerne

  1. Alternative form of gern. (Both are roughly equally frequent.)

Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch *gerno, from Proto-West Germanic *gernō, from Proto-Germanic *gernô.

Adverb[edit]

gerne

  1. with pleasure, gladly, willingly
  2. usually, often

Descendants[edit]

  • Dutch: gaarne
  • Limburgish: gaern, gaer
  • West Flemish: geirn

Further reading[edit]

  • gherne”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000

Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885–1929), “gerne”, in Middelniederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN