hongerig

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Proto-Germanic *hungragaz, *hungrugaz (hungry), equivalent to honger +‎ -ig. Compare German hungrig, English hungry.

Adjective[edit]

hongerig (comparative hongeriger, superlative hongerigst)

  1. hungry

Usage notes[edit]

  • The normal Dutch expression for “I’m hungry” is ik heb honger (literally I have hunger) rather than the literal equivalent ik ben hongerig, which is very uncommon.

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of hongerig
uninflected hongerig
inflected hongerige
comparative hongeriger
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial hongerig hongeriger het hongerigst
het hongerigste
indefinite m./f. sing. hongerige hongerigere hongerigste
n. sing. hongerig hongeriger hongerigste
plural hongerige hongerigere hongerigste
definite hongerige hongerigere hongerigste
partitive hongerigs hongerigers