ständig

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ständig ‎(not comparable)

  1. permanent, incessant
  2. persistent

Declension[edit]

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/attributive Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular ständig
Neuter singular ständigt
Plural ständiga
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 an attributive role.

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