immer

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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Icelandic himbrimi (surf roarer)

Noun[edit]

immer

  1. A bird in genus Gavia.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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.

Pronunciation[edit]

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immer

  1. (formal) always

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German immer (also iemer, imer), from Old High German iomēr (always). From io (always) +‎ mēr (more). Cognate with Dutch immer.

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Adverb[edit]

immer

  1. always
    1. at all times without exception
      Irgendwo scheint immer die Sonne.
      The sun is always shining somewhere.
    2. very often; all the time; constantly
      Er will immer nur fernsehen.
      He just wants to watch telly all the time.
    3. everytime; whenever some precondition is given
      Er erzählt immer dieselbe Geschichte.
      He always tells that same story.
  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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probability 100 % 90 % 50 % 10 % 0 %
Adverb immer meistens manchmal selten nie

German Low German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German immer, imber, iemmer, jummer, iemer, imer, from Old Saxon iomēr, eomēr, equivalent to je +‎ mehr.

Adverb[edit]

immer

  1. always; forever

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immer

  1. always
    Du machst das immer.
    You always do that.
    Es is immer so.
    It's always like this.
    Sie nemmd immer eere grose Tasch mit.
    She always takes her big purse with her.

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Middle Dutch[edit]

Adverb[edit]

immer

  1. Alternative form of emmer