Dutch edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈjɑu̯.ə/
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  • Hyphenation: jou‧we
  • Rhymes: -ɑu̯ə

Determiner edit


  1. non-attributive form of jouw (English: yours)
    Normally used in conjunction with the definite article de or het depending on the gender of what is being referred to.
    Die auto is de jouwe. — That car is your one. That car is yours.
    Dat huis is het jouwe. — That house is your one. That house is yours.
    Dat is de/het jouwe. — That is your one. That is yours.
  2. (archaic) inflected form of jouw

Usage notes edit

  • Sometimes a variant joune may be encountered in very informal speech, but this usage is widely considered to be incorrect.

Inflection edit

Descendants edit

  • Jersey Dutch: jāue