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From Dutch jaar, from Middle Dutch jâer, from Old Dutch jār, from Proto-Germanic *jērą, from Proto-Indo-European *yeh₁-.


  • IPA(key): /jɑːr/
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jaar (plural jare, diminutive jaartjie)

  1. A year.


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From Middle High German jār, from Old High German jār, from Proto-West Germanic *jār, from Proto-Germanic *jērą, from Proto-Indo-European *yóh₁r̥. Cognate with German Jahr, English year.


jaar n (plural jaardardiminutive jéerle)

  1. (Sette Comuni) year

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Further reading[edit]

  • “jaar” in Martalar, Umberto Martello; Bellotto, Alfonso (1974) Dizionario della lingua Cimbra dei Sette Communi vicentini, 1st edition, Roana, Italy: Instituto di Cultura Cimbra A. Dal Pozzo



From Middle Dutch jâer, from Old Dutch jār, from Proto-Germanic *jērą, from Proto-Indo-European *yeh₁-.



jaar n (plural jaren, diminutive jaartje n)

  1. year (the time it takes the Earth to circle the Sun; its equivalent on other planets)
    Een jaar op Mars duurt ongeveer 687 aardse dagen.A year on Mars lasts about 687 Earth days.
    Het is bijna een jaar geleden dat we elkaar zagen.It's almost a year since we last saw each other.
    Elk jaar vieren we onze trouwdag.Every year, we celebrate our wedding anniversary.
  2. year (the individuals associated with a year, notably the students in or graduates from an annual class at school)
    Het jaar 2023 zal hun afstudeerjaar zijn.The year 2023 will be their graduation year.
    Alle studenten van het jaar 2020 zijn uitgenodigd voor de reünie.All students from the year 2020 are invited to the reunion.
    Ze was de beste student van haar jaar.She was the top student of her year.

Usage notes[edit]

The singular form is normally used after numerals and stock phrases instead of plurals but both are considered correct grammatically. Thus, it would be more common to say "vele jaren geleden" – many years ago; but "drie jaar geleden" – "three years ago" or in "in de laatste paar jaar" as opposed to "in de laatste paar jaren" ("in the last couple of years").

Derived terms[edit]

-types of year


  • Afrikaans: jaar
  • Berbice Creole Dutch: jari
  • Jersey Dutch: jâr
  • Negerhollands: jaer, jaar, yer
  • Aukan: yali
  • Sranan Tongo: yari
    • Caribbean Javanese: yari
    • Saramaccan: jáa





  1. we (I and another, but not you) (1st person dual pronoun, exclusive)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Basrim bin Ngah Aching (2008) Kamus Engròq Semay – Engròq Malaysia, Kamus Bahasa Semai – Bahasa Malaysia, Bangi: Institut Alam dan Tamadun Melayu, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia