hans

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse hans, the genitive of hann (he).

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

hans

  1. genitive of han (his)
    Bogen er hans.The book is his.
    Det er hans bog.It is his book.

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Faroese[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

hans

  1. archaic genitive of hann (his)

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Icelandic[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

hans

  1. (personal) genitive of hann; his
    Ég fór í húsið hans.I went to his house.

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Latvian[edit]

Noun[edit]

hans m (1st declension)

  1. khan

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Norman[edit]

Noun[edit]

hans

  1. plural of han

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Pronoun[edit]

hans

  1. possessive of han; his

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse hans, genitive of hann (he).

Determiner[edit]

hans

  1. possessive of han; his; belonging to him
    huset hans brann opp
    his house burnt down
    far hans var vaksen opp der
    his father had grown up there
    hans store sorg
    his great sorrow
    sorga er hans
    the sorrow is his
  2. of (expressing possession or association)
    kjerringa hans Einar døydde
    the wife of Einar (Einar's wife) died
Usage notes[edit]
  • As with the han, hans is not used only with masculine persons, but also with masculine nouns. The same cannot be said for the sense expressing possession or association, used more like a preposition.
  • When applied after a noun, the noun should always be in its definite form. This is by far the most normal way in which hans is used. Some familial terms are exempt, but not excluded. These are bror, far, and mor, though occasionally also dotter and syster.
  • Though not as common, hans may also come preceding a nominal phrase. This is usually done for emphasis or for phrases that might be considered more "fixed". In these cases, the noun should be in its appropriate indefinite form. The phrase itself must still be considered definite though, and as such, adjectives still inflected in their definite forms.
Synonyms[edit]
  • (expressing possession or association): til (preposition) (used irrespective of gender of possessor)
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

hans m (definite singular hansen, indefinite plural hansar, definite plural hansane)

  1. clipping of hansel.

Etymology 3[edit]

From the verb hanse.

Noun[edit]

hans m (definite singular hansen, uncountable)

  1. (historical, nautical, collective) a feast or a set of gifts which a sailor was expected to provide his fellow crewmen upon the return of his first voyage.

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Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

hans m

  1. plural of han

Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Pronoun[edit]

hans

  1. (personal pronoun): his
    Boken är hans.The book is his.
    Det är hans bok.It is his book.

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