graag

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch gradig ‎(desirous, willing), from Old Dutch *grādag ‎(desirous, hungry), from Proto-Germanic *grēdagaz ‎(hungry), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰAredʰ-, *gʰArdʰ-, *gʰrēdʰ- ‎(to be hungry, long for). Cognate with Old Saxon grādag ‎(hungry), Old High German grātag ‎(greedy, thirsty, gaping), Old English grǣdig ‎(greedy, hungry, covetous, eager). More at greedy.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

graag ‎(comparative liever, superlative liefst)

  1. willingly, gladly (meaning that the subject enjoys doing the action of the verb)
    Ik loop graag op het strand.
    I like to go walking on the beach.

Interjection[edit]

graag

  1. please (when being offered something)

Low German[edit]

Adjective[edit]

graag

  1. Alternative spelling of grag