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Central Franconian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • e (reduced form)
  • här (in liaison with a following vowel)
  • hän, en (westernmost Moselle Franconian; only before vowels, h, and dental consonants)

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German her, northern variant of er.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

(personal, stressed)

  1. (most dialects) he; nominative of the third-person singular masculine

Related terms[edit]

  • im (dative)
  • in (accusative)

Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

  1. huh? uh?

Anagrams[edit]


German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /hɛː/, /hɛ̃ː/

Interjection[edit]

  1. huh? uh? (expresses that one has not understood a statement)

Usage notes[edit]

In a formal setting, or towards a stranger, the use of hä? is generally regarded as impolite if not followed by a proper question. Such use is very common and perfectly acceptable in informal settings, however.

Synonyms[edit]

Anagrams[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • in Duden online

Westrobothnian[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

  1. Alternative form of he