gelukkig

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EtymologyEdit

geluk +‎ -ig

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

gelukkig ‎(comparative gelukkiger, superlative gelukkigst)

  1. happy
  2. pleased, satisfied
  3. lucky

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of gelukkig
uninflected gelukkig
inflected gelukkige
comparative gelukkiger
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial gelukkig gelukkiger het gelukkigst
het gelukkigste
indefinite m./f. sing. gelukkige gelukkigere gelukkigste
n. sing. gelukkig gelukkiger gelukkigste
plural gelukkige gelukkigere gelukkigste
definite gelukkige gelukkigere gelukkigste
partitive gelukkigs gelukkigers
Usage notesEdit

Indefinite adjectives describing people often remain uninflected, if they express a personal quality. This is not stylistically neutral, but has a formal, rhetorical or poetic ring to it, and can occasionally distinguish literal meanings of an adjective from a more figurative one. Furthermore, this is only done with some nouns, not all. Hence, besides the regularly inflected "een gelukkige man", the uninflected "een gelukkig man" can also be encountered.

AdverbEdit

gelukkig

  1. luckily
  2. thankfully

Derived termsEdit

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