leuk

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain, probably related to lauw(lukewarm)[1]. Compare English luke and lukewarm.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

leuk (comparative leuker, superlative leukst)

  1. likable
    Vind ik leuk / Kan ik wel leuk vinden
    I like it / I could like it
  2. funny, jolly
  3. nice, pleasant, enjoyable
  4. pretty, good-looking
    Leuk meisje, man
    Man, (what a) pretty girl

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of leuk
uninflected leuk
inflected leuke
comparative leuker
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial leuk leuker het leukst
het leukste
indefinite m./f. sing. leuke leukere leukste
n. sing. leuk leuker leukste
plural leuke leukere leukste
definite leuke leukere leukste
partitive leuks leukers

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^
    2016 October 1 (last accessed) “leuk”, in Etymologisch Woordenboek van het Nederlands [A-R][1]:

Scots[edit]

Noun[edit]

leuk (plural leuks)

  1. A look.
  2. An examination, inspection.

Verb[edit]

leuk (third-person singular present leuks, present participle leukin, past leukit, past participle leukit)

  1. To look.
  2. To examine, inspect.