Dutch edit

Etymology edit

From Middle Dutch ergens, ergent, ergen, irgen, from Old Dutch *iergin, *iowergin, from Proto-Germanic *euhwargin. Cognate with Old Saxon hwergin (> Middle Low German ergent, ergens), Old High German hwergin, iowergin (> Middle High German iergen, > German irgend), Old English hwerġen, Old Norse hvargi.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛrɣəns/
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  • Hyphenation: er‧gens

Adverb edit


  1. somewhere, anywhere
    Ergens op het vliegveld ligt mijn tas.My bag is somewhere in the airport.
  2. somehow, in some unspecified way
    Ergens vind ik hem wel leuk.Somehow I think he is nice.
  3. As part of a pronominal adverb, something (iets)
    Kan ik je ergens mee helpen?Is there something I can help you with?

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