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EnglishEdit

ParticleEdit

’s

  1. See -'s.

CatalanEdit

PronounEdit

’s

  1. Contraction of se.

DeclensionEdit


DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

A clitic form of des, the genitive of the masculine and neuter singular articles de and het.

PrefixEdit

’s

  1. Used in ’s ochtends, ’s morgens, ’s middags, ’s avonds, ’s nachts, ’s zomers, and ’s winters.
  2. Used in place names as a shorthand for genitive des such as ’s-Gravenhage and ’s-Hertogenbosch indicating possession or origin.
  3. Used to construct a noun phrase which indicates a genitive (quality, possession or origin)
    ’s werelds beste reisbestemming — the world’s best travel destination
    ’s werelds mooiste zeereis — the world’s most beautiful sea voyage

Usage notesEdit

’s is never capitalised, even before a proper noun or at the start of sentences. Instead, the following word is capitalised, as in 's Morgens regent het. (It will rain tomorrow.)

Etymology 2Edit

AdverbEdit

's

  1. Clipping of eens.

GermanEdit

ArticleEdit

’s

  1. (chiefly colloquial or poetic) Contraction of das.

PronounEdit

’s

  1. (chiefly colloquial or poetic) Contraction of es.

See alsoEdit


IrishEdit

ConjunctionEdit

’s

  1. Contraction of is.

ParticleEdit

’s

  1. Contraction of is.

NounEdit

’s

  1. Contraction of a fhios (knowledge of it): only used in tá’s ag and similar constructions

Scottish GaelicEdit

VerbEdit

’s

  1. Shortened form of is.

Derived termsEdit

ConjunctionEdit

’s

  1. Shortened form of is.
  2. Shortened form of agus.