zelfde

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch selfde. This was formed from the older selve (modern zelve), probably with -de from some of the ordinal numbers. Further etymology is as for zelf.

Pronunciation[edit]

Determiner[edit]

zelfde

  1. same
  2. like, alike

Usage notes[edit]

Zelfde is always preceded by another determiner of some kind, usually an article or demonstrative. Certain combinations of these are written as one word: