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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German wanne, from Proto-Germanic *hwannē. Cognate with English when.

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

wann

  1. (interrogative, standard) when
    Wann kommt er? — “When will he arrive?”
    Ich weiß nicht, wann er kommt. — “I don’t know when he’ll arrive.”
  2. (indefinite, colloquial) sometime
    Das sollten wir mal wann besprechen, wenn alle da sind.
    We should discuss this sometime that everybody’s present.

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ConjunctionEdit

wann

  1. (archaic or dialectal) when; if

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Low GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Low German wan, from Old Saxon hwan (when), from Proto-Germanic *hwan (when). Related to wannehr and wenn, Dutch wanneer and wen, High German wann and wenn, English when.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʋɑn/, /ʋan/
  • IPA(key): /wanː/ (conservative Eastalbian)

ConjunctionEdit

wann

  1. when (wannehr is sometimes used with this meaning as well)
    Ik weet nich, wann he kamen deit
    I don't know when he'll come.

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LuxembourgishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German wanne, from Proto-Germanic *hwannē.

PronunciationEdit

ConjunctionEdit

wann

  1. if
    • Luxembourgish translation of Matthew 4:6:
      Hie sot zu him: "Wann s du dem Herrgott säi Jong bass, da gehei dech hei erof! Et steet nämlech geschriwwen: Wéinst denger gëtt hien sengen Engelen den Uerder, an si droen dech op den Hänn, fir datt s du dir de Fouss net un engem Stee stéiss."
      He said to him: "If you are the Son of God, then throw yourself down! For it is written: He will give his angels charge concerning you, and they will bear you in their hands, so that you do not strike your foot on a stone."
  2. when
  3. as soon as, when

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Old EnglishEdit

VerbEdit

wann

  1. Alternative form of ƿann

Pennsylvania GermanEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Compare German wann, English when.

AdverbEdit

wann

  1. (interrogatory) when
  2. (relative) when

Etymology 2Edit

Compare German wenn.

ConjunctionEdit

wann

  1. when
  2. if