hvis

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Danish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Low German wes, genitive to (who), wat (what), from Proto-Indo-European *kʷis.

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

hvis

  1. if (supposing that)
Synonyms[edit]
Usage notes[edit]

Note that conditional does not require an explicit conjunction, but may be formed by changing word order. Compare these pairs of synonymous example sentences:

Hvis du har kvalme, bør du provokere opkastning.
Har du kvalme, bør du provokere opkastning.
If you feel nauseated, you should provoke vomiting.

If a construction of the latter form is used, the subordinate clause must precede the main clause, because else there would be no way to tell them apart.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse hvess, genitive singular of hvo (who), from Proto-Indo-European *kʷis.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

hvis

  1. whose (of whom, of which)

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Low German wes.

Conjunction[edit]

hvis

  1. if
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norwegian hvess (genitive of hvat)

Pronoun[edit]

hvis

  1. whose (of whom)