mooi

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch moy, from Old Dutch *mōi ‎(nice, pleasant, clean), from Proto-Germanic *mawjaz ‎(clean, washed), from Proto-Indo-European *mou-io- ‎(washed), from Proto-Indo-European *mū-, *mew(ə)- ‎(to wash, wet). Cognate with Middle Low German moie ‎(nice, sheen) (Low German moi ‎(pretty, good, nice)), Middle Low German mūten ‎(to wash the face), and possibly to Latin mundus ‎(clean, neat, elegant). More at mundation.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mooi ‎(comparative mooier, superlative mooist)

  1. beautiful, pretty, handsome
    Wat een mooi meisje.
    What a beautiful girl.
    Ik ben te mooi om te werken.
    I'm too beautiful to work.
  2. nice, good
    Mooi werk!
    Nice work!

Declension[edit]

Inflection of mooi
uninflected mooi
inflected mooie
comparative mooier
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial mooi mooier het mooist
het mooiste
indefinite m./f. sing. mooie mooiere mooiste
n. sing. mooi mooier mooiste
plural mooie mooiere mooiste
definite mooie mooiere mooiste
partitive moois mooiers