zaak

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch sake, from Old Dutch *saka, from Proto-Germanic *sakō.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Rhymes: -aːk
  • IPA(key): /zaːk/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

zaak f (plural zaken, diminutive zaakje n)

  1. shop, small store, business
  2. (law) case, suit
  3. general term with which one indicates a thing or a concept that is not a person: thing
  4. matter, affair, business
    Het is voor de gemeente ook een lastige zaak.
    It's also a cumbersome matter for the municipality.
    Wat je in je prive leven doet is je zaak.
    What you do in your private life is your business.

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