sjofel

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from German schofel.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /sjoːfəl/, [ˈɕoːˀfəl]

Adjective[edit]

sjofel

  1. dirty, smutty, bawdy, filthy
  2. beastly
  3. shabby

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of sjofel
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular sjofel 2
Neuter singular sjofelt 2
Plural sjofle 2
Definite attributive1 sjofle
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Either a borrowing from German schofel from Yiddish or a direct borrowing from Yiddish שפֿל (shofl, shabby), from Hebrew שָׁפָל (šāfāl, low, humble).

Adjective[edit]

sjofel (comparative sjofeler, superlative sjofelst)

  1. shabby, poor.

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of sjofel
uninflected sjofel
inflected sjofele
comparative sjofeler
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial sjofel sjofeler het sjofelst
het sjofelste
indefinite m./f. sing. sjofele sjofelere sjofelste
n. sing. sjofel sjofeler sjofelste
plural sjofele sjofelere sjofelste
definite sjofele sjofelere sjofelste
partitive sjofels sjofelers

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