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EtymologyEdit

From jong (young). Cognate with German Junge.

PronunciationEdit

  • (Belgium) IPA(key): /ˈjɔ.ŋə(n)/
    (file)
  • (Netherlands) IPA(key): /ˈjɔ.ŋə(n)/
    (file)
  • Hyphenation: jon‧gen

NounEdit

jongen m (plural jongens, diminutive jongetje n)

  1. A boy, any male kid
  2. (in the plural: jongens) Members of a male 'peers' group, e.g. a military unit
  3. (slang, used in the vocative) colloquial term used by men to address other familiar men; mate, dude, bro

jongen

  1. Plural form of jong

Usage notesEdit

The diminutive loses the -n.

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NounEdit

jongen

  1. Plural form of jong

VerbEdit

jongen

  1. (intransitive) To give birth, have offspring, i.e. deliver one or more young
  2. (figuratively, intransitive) To multiply, grow

InflectionEdit

Inflection of jongen (weak)
infinitive jongen
past singular jongde
past participle gejongd
infinitive jongen
gerund jongen n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular jong jongde
2nd person sing. (jij) jongt jongde
2nd person sing. (u) jongt jongde
2nd person sing. (gij) jongt jongde
3rd person singular jongt jongde
plural jongen jongden
subjunctive sing.1 jonge jongde
subjunctive plur.1 jongen jongden
imperative sing. jong
imperative plur.1 jongt
participles jongend gejongd
1) Archaic.

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LuxembourgishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

jongen

  1. inflected form of jong