gezellig

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch gesellich, equivalent to gezel +‎ -ig. Cognate with German gesellig.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɣəˈzɛ.ləx/
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  • Hyphenation: ge‧zel‧lig

Adjective[edit]

gezellig (comparative gezelliger, superlative gezelligst)

  1. (of an (especially social) atmosphere or place) Having an inviting and friendly ambiance; cozy, nice, pleasant, sociable.

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of gezellig
uninflected gezellig
inflected gezellige
comparative gezelliger
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial gezellig gezelliger het gezelligst
het gezelligste
indefinite m./f. sing. gezellige gezelligere gezelligste
n. sing. gezellig gezelliger gezelligste
plural gezellige gezelligere gezelligste
definite gezellige gezelligere gezelligste
partitive gezelligs gezelligers

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: gesellig

See also[edit]