wenn

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Like wann, from Proto-Germanic *hwannē (at what time, when), from Proto-Indo-European *kʷo-, *kʷi- (interrogative base).

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

wenn (subordinating)

  1. when
    Was tun, wenn ich nicht weiß, ob sie mich liebt?
    What (to do) if I don't know if she loves me?
  2. if (on the condition that)

Usage notes[edit]

If a conditional sentence is composed by a passive voice, wenn is omitted.

  1. Wird das nicht gemacht, müsste die Nutzung beschränkt werden.
    (If) that is not done, then the uses must be limited.

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Further reading[edit]

  • wenn in Duden online

Low German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *hwannē (at what time, when), from Proto-Indo-European *kʷo-, *kʷi- (interrogative base).

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

wenn (subordinating)

  1. when
  2. if (on the condition that)

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Old English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *wanjaz, diminutive of Proto-Germanic *wan- (swelling, growth, lump, tumor), of uncertain origin. Cognate with Middle Low German wene (wen), Middle Dutch wanne, wan (goiter).

Noun[edit]

wenn m (nominative plural wennas)

  1. wen (cyst on the skin)

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