sprookje

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From sproke (obsolete variant of spreuk) +‎ -je (diminutive suffix). Note that the word only occurs in this diminutive form; the word "sprook" does not exist (except as a rare back-formation for comedic effect).

Noun[edit]

sprookje n (plural sprookjes)

  1. fairy tale (A usually old, allegorical short story).
  2. Very pleasant situation.
    Sinds mijn huwelijk is mijn leven een sprookje. - Since my marriage my life has been a fairy tale.
  3. fairy tale (story that is not true).

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