nämlich

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Name (name) +‎ -lich (-ly).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈnɛːmlɪç/ (standard; used naturally in western Germany and Switzerland)
  • IPA(key): /ˈneːmlɪç/ (overall more common; particularly northern and eastern regions)
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  • Hyphenation: näm‧lich

Adjective[edit]

nämlich (not comparable)

  1. same, either the same object or sometimes just the same type of object

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Adverb[edit]

nämlich

  1. namely
  2. because (put after the conjugated verb, rather than at the beginning of the clause)

References[edit]

  • nämlich” in Duden online
  • nämlich” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache