jaar

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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jaar (plural jare, diminutive jaartjie)

  1. year

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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jaar n (plural jaren, diminutive jaartje n)

  1. year

Usage notes[edit]

The singular form is normally in 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 jaaren" ("in the last couple of years").

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