gezin

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch ghesinde, from Proto-Germanic *gasinþiją, hence related to zenden (to send). Compare German Gesinde (household).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Rhymes: -ɪn
  • IPA(key): /ɣə.ˈzɪn/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ge‧zin

Noun[edit]

gezin n (plural gezinnen, diminutive gezinnetje n)

  1. immediate family or nuclear family
    Men zegt vaak dat het gezin de hoeksteen van de samenleving is.
    It is often said that the nuclear family is the cornerstone of society.

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