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DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /vil/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -il

VerbEdit

viel

  1. singular past indicative of vallen

AnagramsEdit


GermanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • Viel (for the pronoun)

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German filu (many), from Proto-Germanic *felu, from Proto-Indo-European *pelh₁-. More at fele.

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

viel

  1. much, a lot
    Es ist viel passiert.
    Much has happened.

Usage notesEdit

  • Compare the similar, but semantically different pronoun vieles.

AdjectiveEdit

viel (comparative mehr, superlative am meisten)

  1. much, many
    Er hat viel Geld verloren.
    He lost a lot of money.
    For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:viel.

DeclensionEdit

  • In the singular, the adjective is usually left unchanged when it is not preceded by an article or determiner (see example sentence above). Otherwise it is declined like a normal adjective: das viele Geld.
  • In the plural, the adjective is usually declined even without a preceding article or determiner: viele Kinder. However, it may be left unchanged when modified by a preceding adverb, e.g. in the combinations wie viel (“how many”) and so viel (“so many”): wie viel Kinder or wie viele Kinder.
  • The comparative form mehr is invariable and never declined; it cannot be preceded by any article or determiner (note however mehrere, mehreres, and obsolete mehre, mehres). The superlative meist- is declined like a normal adjective.

AdverbEdit

viel (comparative mehr, superlative am meisten)

  1. much, a lot
    Wir haben viel gelacht.
    We laughed a lot.

Derived termsEdit

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Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin veclus, from Latin vetulus.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

viel m (oblique and nominative feminine singular vielle)

  1. old

DeclensionEdit

AntonymsEdit

NounEdit

viel m (oblique plural vieus or viex or viels, nominative singular vieus or viex or viels, nominative plural viel)

  1. old person

AntonymsEdit

  • juene (young person)

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DescendantsEdit


Pennsylvania GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compare German viel, Dutch veel.

DeterminerEdit

viel (comparative meh, superlative menscht)

  1. much, a lot of