See also: Uw, UW, and uW

Dutch Edit

Etymology Edit

From Old Dutch *iuwa, from Proto-Germanic *izweraz. Doublet of jouw.

Pronunciation Edit

  • IPA(key): /yu̯/
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  • Hyphenation: uw
  • Rhymes: -yu̯

Determiner Edit

uw (dependent possessive, independent possessive uwe)

  1. Second-person singular and plural; your

Usage notes Edit

In standard Dutch this is the polite form of jouw. However, in Flanders it is commonly used as both formal and informal. The word jouw is not commonly used in Flanders. Uw may merge with u in some dialects and sociolects.

Inflection Edit

Alternative forms Edit

  • (Brabantian) a

See also Edit