See also: Stuk and štuk

AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch stuk.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

stuk (plural stukke, diminutive stukkie)

  1. piece, part

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /stʏk/
  • Rhymes: -ʏk
  • (file)

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch stucke, stuc, from Old Dutch *stukki, from Proto-Germanic *stukkiją. Cognate with German Stück, dialectal English steck and borrowed shtick.

NounEdit

stuk n (plural stuks, diminutive stukje n)

  1. piece, item (of a thing, kind, ware; often untranslated in English)
    Zijn de peren vers? Geef me daar dan vier stuks van.
    Are the pears fresh? Then give me four of them.

NounEdit

stuk n (plural stukken, diminutive stukje n)

  1. piece, part (of a whole)
    Ik snij deze peer in vier stukken.
    I’m cutting this pear in four pieces.
    Synonym: deel
  2. play, skit
  3. document (especially official)
  4. (colloquial) hottie, babe, attractive person (of any gender)
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

By shortening of the adverbial form aan stuk, now obsolete and superseded by aan stukken (to pieces).

AdjectiveEdit

stuk (comparative stukker, superlative stukst)

  1. broken

Usage notesEdit

  • The adjective is used chiefly predicatively. At least colloquially, however, inflected forms are quite common: een stukke wasmachine (“a broken washing machine”), het is stukker dan stuk (“it’s totally ruined”, literally: “more broken than broken”).

InflectionEdit

Inflection of stuk
uninflected stuk
inflected stukke
comparative stukker
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial stuk stukker het stukst
het stukste
indefinite m./f. sing. stukke stukkere stukste
n. sing. stuk stukker stukste
plural stukke stukkere stukste
definite stukke stukkere stukste
partitive stuks stukkers

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