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jaar

jaar

See also: jāar

Afrikaans

Noun

jaar (plural jare, diminutive jaartjie)

  1. year

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -aːr
  • IPA(key): /jaːr/

Etymology

From Old Dutch jār, from Proto-Germanic *jērą, from Proto-Indo-European *yeh₁-.

Cognate with German Jahr, West Frisian jier, English year, Danish år.

Noun

jaar n (plural jaren, diminutive jaartje n)

  1. year

Usage notes

The singular form is normally used after numerals. Thus: vele jaren geleden – many years ago; but: drie jaar geleden – three years ago.

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