nich

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German[edit]

Adverb[edit]

nich

  1. (informal) Northern Germany form of nicht

Low German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German nichit, nicht, nich, neyt, nüwet, a contracted form of Old Saxon neowiht, from neo ‎(never) + wiht ‎(being, creature), derived from Proto-Germanic *ne ‎(not) + *aiw- ‎(ever) + *wiht- ‎(thing). Akin to German nicht, Dutch niet, West Frisian net, English not where similar developments took place.

Alternative forms[edit]

  • ni (informal writing, reflecting the common pronunciation)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /nɪç/, [nɪç] (official standard)
  • IPA(key): /nɪ/, [nɪ] (common speech)

Adverb[edit]

nich

  1. not
    Do dat nich!
    Do not do it!
    Dat is nich wohr.
    That is not true.

Interjection[edit]

nich?

  1. is it not? (a tag question)

Derived terms[edit]


Lower Sorbian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

nich ‎(used only after prepositions)

  1. genitive of wóni
  2. animate accusative of wóni
  3. locative of wóni

Synonyms[edit]


Polish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

nich pl ‎(used only after prepositions)

  1. genitive of oni
  2. accusative of oni
  3. locative of oni
  4. genitive of one
  5. locative of one

See also[edit]