stuk

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See also: Stuk and štuk

Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch stuk.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

stuk (plural stukke, diminutive stukkie)

  1. piece, part

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /stʏk/
  • Rhymes: -ʏk
  • (file)

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch stucke, stuc, from Old Dutch *stukki, from Proto-Germanic *stukkiją. Cognate with German Stück, dialectal English steck and borrowed shtick.

Noun[edit]

stuk n (plural stuks, diminutive stukje n)

  1. piece, item (of a thing, kind, ware; often untranslated in English)
    Zijn de peren vers? Geef me daar dan vier stuks van.
    Are the pears fresh? Then give me four of them.

Noun[edit]

stuk n (plural stukken, diminutive stukje n)

  1. piece, part (of a whole)
    Ik snij deze peer in vier stukken.
    I’m cutting this pear in four pieces.
  2. play, skit
  3. document (especially official)
  4. (colloquial) hottie, babe, attractive person (of any gender)
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

By shortening of the adverbial form aan stuk, now obsolete and superseded by aan stukken (to pieces).

Adjective[edit]

stuk (comparative stukker, superlative stukst)

  1. broken

Usage notes[edit]

  • The adjective is used chiefly predicatively. At least colloquially, however, inflected forms are quite common: een stukke wasmachine (“a broken washing machine”), het is stukker dan stuk (“it’s totally ruined”, literally: “more broken than broken”).

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of stuk
uninflected stuk
inflected stukke
comparative stukker
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial stuk stukker het stukst
het stukste
indefinite m./f. sing. stukke stukkere stukste
n. sing. stuk stukker stukste
plural stukke stukkere stukste
definite stukke stukkere stukste
partitive stuks stukkers

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