See also: Dann, dänn, and Dänn

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German dann, from Old High German danne, from Proto-Germanic *þan. Cognate with English then.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /dan/
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  • Rhymes: -an

AdverbEdit

dann

  1. then, after that
    Ich ziehe mich erst an, dann frühstücke ich.
    First I'm getting dressed, then I'll have breakfast.
  2. then, in that case
    Wenn du dich anstrengst, dann schaffst du es.
    If you make an effort, then you'll be able to do it.

Usage notesEdit

The functional split between dann and denn was prescribed only by the grammarians of the 18th century. In colloquial German, the two words may still overlap. One will occasionally hear denn instead of dann in northern Germany, and vice versa in western and southern Germany.

Further readingEdit

  • dann” in Duden online

HunsrikEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German dan, from Old High German danne, from Proto-Germanic *þan. Cognate with German dann and English then.

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

dann

  1. then, after that
    Ich hon drei mol gerufd, dann hon-ich geschreud.
    I called three times, then I screamed.

SynonymsEdit

Further readingEdit


LuxembourgishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German dan, from Old High German danne, from Proto-Germanic *þan. Cognate with German dann and English then.

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

dann

  1. then (at that time)
  2. then (after that; next)
  3. then (in that case)

Usage notesEdit

  • The word refers to the present and future. For the past use dunn.

Norwegian BokmålEdit

VerbEdit

dann

  1. imperative of danne