AfrikaansEdit

PronounEdit

hij

  1. Obsolete spelling of hy

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch hi, from Old Dutch hie, , from Proto-West Germanic *hiʀ, from Proto-Germanic *hiz. Doublet of ie.

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

hij

  1. Third-person singular, masculine, subjective: he.
    Hij loopt.He walks.
    De tafel is duur omdat hij van glas is gemaakt.
    The table is expensive because it is made of glass.

Usage notesEdit

  • When the word occurs other than as the first word of a clause and is not emphatically stressed, it is usually pronounced as /i/. This is a completely accepted pronunciation in standard speech.
  • The word can also be used to refer to inanimate nouns of the feminine gender.

InflectionEdit


DescendantsEdit

  • Afrikaans: hy
  • Javindo: hij, gij
  • Jersey Dutch: hai, he
  • Petjo: hij

Middle DutchEdit

PronounEdit

hij

  1. Alternative spelling of hi

Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

PronounEdit

hij

  1. Alternative form of I (I)

Etymology 2Edit

PronounEdit

hij

  1. Alternative form of he (they)