neugierig

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compound of neu (new) +‎ gierig (greedy), but originally neusgierig with an adverbial genitive. A Middle Low German formation that replaced older Middle High German niugerne. Compare Dutch nieuwsgierig and Norwegian Template:nysgjerrig.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈnɔʏ̯ˌɡiːʁɪç/

Adjective[edit]

neugierig (comparative neugieriger, superlative am neugierigsten)

  1. nosy, curious, inquisitive, prying

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Adverb[edit]

neugierig

  1. inquisitively, full of curiosity

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