viel

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

viel

  1. singular past indicative of vallen

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German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • Viel (for the pronoun)

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German filu(many), from Proto-Germanic *felu. 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.

Adjective[edit]

viel ‎(comparative mehr, superlative am meisten)

  1. much, many
    Er hat viel Geld verloren.
    He lost a lot of money.
    For usage examples of this term, see Citations:viel.

Declension[edit]

  • In the singular, the adjective is often 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 is sometimes left unchanged 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.

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Old French[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)