hij

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch hie, from Old Dutch hie, , from Proto-Germanic *hiz.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Rhymes: -ɛi̯
  • IPA(key): /ɦɛi̯/
  • (file)
  • Homophones: hei

Pronoun[edit]

hij

  1. Third-person singular, masculine, subjective: he.
    Hij loopt.He walks.

Usage notes[edit]

When the word occurs other than as the first word of a clause and is not emphatically stressed, it is usually pronounced as /i/. This is a completely accepted pronunciation in standard speech.

Inflection[edit]



Middle Dutch[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

hij

  1. Alternative spelling of hi

Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

hij

  1. Alternative form of I

References[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

hij

  1. Alternative form of he

References[edit]