nahe

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See also: nähe and Nähe

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German nāh. Cognate with Dutch na, English nigh.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈnaːə/
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Preposition[edit]

nahe

  1. (+dative) near
    Brühl ist eine kleine Stadt nahe Köln.
    Brühl is a small town near Cologne.

Adjective[edit]

nahe (comparative näher, superlative am nächsten)

  1. (dated) Alternative form of nah
  2. inflection of nah:
    1. strong/mixed nominative/accusative feminine singular
    2. strong nominative/accusative plural
    3. weak nominative all-gender singular
    4. weak accusative feminine/neuter singular

Adverb[edit]

nahe

  1. (dated) Alternative form of nah

Usage notes[edit]

The adverb form is still commonly used in compound verbs: nahestehen, nahekommen, etc.