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By shortening of the adverbial form aan stuk, now obsolete and superseded by aan stukken (to pieces).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