zacht

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch sacht, saecht, from Old Dutch *sāfti (soft, smooth), from Proto-Germanic *samftijaz (smooth, level, soft, gentle), from Proto-Indo-European *sem- (one, whole). Cognate with Old Saxon sāfti (soft) (whence Low German sacht and German sacht), English soft, German sanft (soft, mild, gentle). More at soft.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

zacht (comparative zachter, superlative zachtst)

  1. soft
  2. gentle
  3. (weather) mild

Declension[edit]

Inflection of zacht
uninflected zacht
inflected zachte
comparative zachter
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial zacht zachter het zachtst
het zachtste
indefinite m./f. sing. zachte zachtere zachtste
n. sing. zacht zachter zachtste
plural zachte zachtere zachtste
definite zachte zachtere zachtste
partitive zachts zachters

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