ständig

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʃtɛndɪç/ (standard)
  • IPA(key): /ˈʃtɛndɪk/ (common form in southern Germany, Austria, and Switzerland)
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: stän‧dig

Adjective[edit]

ständig (not comparable)

  1. permanent, constant
    Er ist ein ständiger Gast im Hotel.
    He's a permanent guest at the hotel.
  2. persistent, incessant, constant
    Ich bin fertig mit deinem ständigen Jammern.
    I've had enough of your constant whining.

Declension[edit]

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Adverb[edit]

ständig

  1. permanently
  2. incessantly

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

stånd +‎ -ig, similar to German ständig. The Swedish/German verb stå/stehen (to stand) is the basis for the noun stånd/Stand (standing), which can mean both upright standing (without support) and still standing (without movement or change). The still-standing meaning with umlaut and the -ig ending forms the adjective ständig. However, in some compounds (e.g. självständig/selbständig), the same transformation is based on the upright-standing meaning.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ständig (not comparable)

  1. permanent
  2. incessant

Declension[edit]

Inflection of ständig
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular ständig
Neuter singular ständigt
Plural ständiga
Masculine plural3 ständige
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 ständige
All ständiga
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.
3) Dated or archaic

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