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EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German ruowec (quiet). More at Ruhe.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈʁuː.ɪç/ (standard; disyllabic)
  • IPA(key): /ʁʊɪ̯ç/ (colloquial; monosyllabic)
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AdjectiveEdit

ruhig (comparative ruhiger, superlative am ruhigsten)

  1. quiet
  2. calm

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AdverbEdit

ruhig

  1. quietly
  2. calmly
  3. used to express the speaker's lack of objection to another person's actions
    Du kannst ruhig mitkommen.
    You can come along if you like; You’re welcome to come along; I don’t mind if you come along.
  4. used to soften a request, as if to say “I don’t mind if...” to mean “I would like it if...”
    Es kann ruhig ein bisschen mehr sein.
    I don’t mind if it’s a little more; Can I have a little more?