niet

Dutch

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

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Adverb

niet

  1. Not, no: used to express negation.
    Niet storen!
    Do not disturb!
    Dat is niet waar.
    That is not true.
Antonyms
Derived terms

Etymology 2

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Noun

niet f (plural nieten, diminutive nietje n)

  1. A staple.

Verb

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  1. first-, second- and third-person singular present indicative of nieten
  2. imperative of nieten

Anagrams


Guernésiais

Etymology

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Noun

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  1. night
    • 2006, Peggy Collenette, ‘Célébraïr 25 onnaïes’, P'tites Lures Guernésiaises, Cromwell Press 2006, p. 18:
      La Marie et Jimmin dormisirent toute la niet et Jimmin s'éville au matin dauve l'épile à sen naïz. (Marie and Jimmy slept all night and Jimmy woke up in the morning with the peg on his nose.)

Jèrriais

Etymology

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Noun

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  1. night