vlak

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch vlak, from Middle Dutch vlac, from Old Dutch *flak, from Proto-Germanic *flakaz.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

vlak (attributive vlak, comparative vlaker, superlative vlakste)

  1. flat, level, even
  2. shallow

Noun[edit]

vlak (plural vlakke)

  1. plane, surface
  2. (figuratively) domain, area, sphere of interest
  3. level, elevation

Czech[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From vláčet (tow, haul) calque of German Zug.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /vlak/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ak

Noun[edit]

vlak m inan

  1. train

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • vlak in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • vlak in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch vlac, from Old Dutch *flak, from Proto-Germanic *flakaz.

Adjective[edit]

vlak (comparative vlakker, superlative vlakst)

  1. flat, plane
    Synonym: plat
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of vlak
uninflected vlak
inflected vlakke
comparative vlakker
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial vlak vlakker het vlakst
het vlakste
indefinite m./f. sing. vlakke vlakkere vlakste
n. sing. vlak vlakker vlakste
plural vlakke vlakkere vlakste
definite vlakke vlakkere vlakste
partitive vlaks vlakkers
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Afrikaans: vlak

Noun[edit]

vlak n (plural vlakken, diminutive vlakje n)

  1. (literally) A plain, a flat surface
  2. (figuratively) A domain, sphere, field of interest
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Descendants[edit]

Adverb[edit]

vlak

  1. straight, immediately, just
    De Aardes natuurlijke satelliet, de Maan, moet vlak na de vorming van de Aarde zijn ontstaan.
    Earth's natural satellite, the Moon, must have arisen just after the formation of the Earth.
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Alternative form of vlek

Noun[edit]

vlak f (plural vlakken, diminutive vlakje n)

  1. A spot, soiled mark

Verb[edit]

vlak

  1. first-person singular present indicative of vlakken
  2. imperative of vlakken

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Czech vlak, itself calqued after German Zug.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

vlȃk m (Cyrillic spelling вла̑к)

  1. (Croatia) train
    Synonym: (Bosnian, Serbian) vȏz

Declension[edit]


Slovene[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Czech vlak, itself calqued after German Zug.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

vlȃk m inan

  1. train (line of connected cars or carriages)

Inflection[edit]

Masculine inan., hard o-stem
nom. sing. vlák
gen. sing. vláka
singular dual plural
nominative vlák vláka vláki
accusative vlák vláka vláke
genitive vláka vlákov vlákov
dative vláku vlákoma vlákom
locative vláku vlákih vlákih
instrumental vlákom vlákoma vláki

Further reading[edit]

  • vlak”, in Slovarji Inštituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, portal Fran