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aan

aan

See also: -aan, aan-, ån, and A.A.N.

Afrikaans

Adverb

aan

  1. on

Preposition

aan

  1. at; on
  2. to

Central Franconian

Alternative forms

  • an (see usage notes below)

Etymology

From Old High German ana.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /aːn/

Preposition

aan (+ dative or accusative)

  1. (most dialects) on; at
  2. (most dialects) to

Usage notes

  • As an actual preposition the short-vowel variant an is equally common or preferred, but only aan is used in adverbial uses, e.g. as a prefix (aanmaache, aanfange, etc.).

Derived terms

  • draan
  • eraan
  • aam, am (contraction with the masculine and neuter dative of the definite article)

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -aːn
  • IPA(key): /aːn/

Preposition

aan

  1. on
  2. to

Inflection

Derived terms

Adverb

aan

  1. on

See also

Adjective

aan (used only predicatively, not comparable)

  1. on (functional, operational)
  2. (slang, said of parties) amazing, lit
    Zijn huisfeest gisteren was echt aan, al tijden niet zo naar mijn zin gehad.
    His house party yesterday was seriously amazing, haven't enjoyed myself that much in a long time.

Synonyms


Fula

Pronoun

aan

  1. you (second person singular emphatic pronoun)

Usage notes


Kiput

Etymology

From Proto-North Sarawak *aqal.

Noun

aan

  1. chicken

Saterland Frisian

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Old Frisian ān, ēn (one), from Proto-Germanic *ainaz (one), from Proto-Indo-European *óynos (one). Cognate with West Frisian ien (one), Scots ane (one), English one. More at one.

Pronoun

aan

  1. one

Numeral

aan

  1. one

Tetum

Noun

aan

  1. body