viel

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /vil/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: viel
  • Rhymes: -il
  • Homophone: Viel

Verb[edit]

viel

  1. singular past indicative of vallen

Anagrams[edit]


Finnish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Apocopic form of vielä.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʋie̯l/, [ˈʋie̞̯l]
  • Rhymes: -iel
  • Syllabification(key): viel

Adverb[edit]

viel (not comparable)

  1. (colloquial, Southern Finland) Alternative form of vielä.
    • 2013, Henri Pulkkinen, Mikko Kuoppala, Tommi Langen (lyrics and music), “Lyricat”, in Ukraina, performed by Ruger Hauer:
      Aspartaamit natriumglutamaatit liian laimeita, / Oon nähny viruksii joita ei viel ole, / Puoliks mies puoliks home
      Aspartames and monosodium glutamates are too mild, / I've seen viruses that do not yet exist / half man, half mold

German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • Viel (for the pronoun)

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German filu (many), from Proto-Germanic *felu, from Proto-Indo-European *pleh₁-. More at fele.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

viel

  1. much, a lot
    Es ist viel passiert.
    Much has happened.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Compare the similar, but semantically different pronoun vieles.

Determiner[edit]

viel (comparative mehr, superlative am meisten)

  1. much, many
    Er hat viel Geld verloren.He lost a lot of money.
  • In the singular, the adjective is usually left unchanged when it is not preceded by an article or determiner (see example sentence above). Otherwise it is declined like a normal adjective: das viele Geld.
  • In the plural, the adjective is usually declined even without a preceding article or determiner: viele Kinder. However, it may be left unchanged when modified by a preceding adverb, e.g. in the combinations wie viel (“how many”) and so viel (“so many”): wie viel Kinder or wie viele Kinder.
  • The comparative form mehr is invariable and never declined; it cannot be preceded by any article or determiner (note however mehrere, mehreres, and obsolete mehre, mehres). The superlative meist- is declined like a normal adjective.

Adverb[edit]

viel (comparative mehr, superlative am meisten)

  1. much, a lot
    Wir haben viel gelacht.
    We laughed a lot.

Derived terms[edit]

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • viel” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • viel” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin veclus, from Latin vetulus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

viel m (oblique and nominative feminine singular vielle)

  1. old

Declension[edit]

Antonyms[edit]

Noun[edit]

viel m (oblique plural vieus or viex or viels, nominative singular vieus or viex or viels, nominative plural viel)

  1. old person

Antonyms[edit]

  • juene (young person)

See also[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle French: vieulx
  • Walloon:

Pennsylvania German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare German viel, Dutch veel.

Determiner[edit]

viel (comparative meh, superlative menscht)

  1. much, a lot of