wanneer

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch wanneer, from Middle Dutch wanneer, wan eer, from Old Dutch *wan ēr.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adverb[edit]

wanneer

  1. when

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch wanneer, wan eer, from Old Dutch *wan ēr. The former part is found as Middle Dutch wan, from Old Dutch *wan, from Proto-West Germanic *hwan, from Proto-Germanic *hwan. The latter part is identical with modern eer (before). Cognate with Low German wannehr, Luxembourgish wéini, obsolete German wannehe.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

wanneer

  1. when
    Wanneer komt de trein? — When does the train arrive?

Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: wanneer
  • Berbice Creole Dutch: wanere
  • Jersey Dutch: wāner
  • Negerhollands: waneer, wanneer
  • Skepi Creole Dutch: wander

Conjunction[edit]

wanneer

  1. when
    Wanneer ik dat doe, gebeurt er dit.
    When I do that, this happens.
  2. whenever
    Wanneer hij mij ziet, loopt hij weg.
    Whenever he sees me, he runs away.