immer

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From Icelandic himbrimi ‎(surf roarer)

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immer

  1. A bird in genus Gavia.

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Dutch[edit]

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From Middle Dutch immer ‎(always), from Old Dutch iomer ‎(always). From ie ‎(always) +‎ meer ‎(more). Related to ieder, iemand, iets, ooit. Cognate with German immer.

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immer

  1. (formal) always

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German iomēr ‎(always). From io ‎(always) +‎ mēr ‎(more). Cognate with Dutch immer.

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immer

  1. always
  2. (with comparative) more and more
    Es wird immer kälter. — “It's getting colder and colder.
  3. (colloquial, unstressed) used to emphasize another adverb of time, which itself is strongly stressed
    Er kommt immer nie pünktlich. — “He’s never on time.”
    Ich bin oft immer sehr vergesslich. — “I’m often very forgetful.”
    Manchmal hab ich immer das Gefühl, dass... — “Sometimes I get the feeling that...”

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