paar

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

paar n ‎(plural paren, diminutive paartje n)

  1. pair, couple
  2. (informal) few, some
    Hier hebben ze een paar van die batterijen.
    They have some of those batteries here.

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Verb[edit]

paar

  1. first-person singular present indicative of paren
  2. imperative of paren

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Paar ‎(pair, couple).

Pronunciation[edit]

Determiner[edit]

paar ‎(invariable)

  1. some; few; a few

Usage notes[edit]

  • This determiner can be preceded by a definite article and some other determiners: Die paar Tage sind ja schnell vorbei. (“These few days will be over soon.”) Otherwise, in standard German, paar always takes the undeclined numeral ein in front of it: Nach ein paar Tagen ist das vorbei. (“After a few days it will be over.”) In colloquial German the numeral may be left out.
  • Although literally meaning “pair, couple”, the word does not commonly refer to two items, but rather to sets from three upward. The upper limit is somewhat dependent on the sample size: While ten out of twenty may still be ein paar, fifty out of a hundred are unlikely to be so indentified.

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Latvian[edit]

Verb[edit]

paar

  1. 2nd person singular present indicative form of paart
  2. 3rd person singular present indicative form of paart
  3. 3rd person plural present indicative form of paart
  4. 2nd person singular imperative form of paart
  5. (with the particle lai) 3rd person singular imperative form of paart
  6. (with the particle lai) 3rd person plural imperative form of paart