Open main menu

Wiktionary β

See also: Wenn

Contents

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Like wann, from Proto-Germanic *hwannē (at what time, when), from Proto-Indo-European *kʷo-, *kʷi- (interrogative base).

PronunciationEdit

ConjunctionEdit

wenn (subordinating)

  1. when
    Was tun wenn ich weiß nicht, ob sie mich liebt.
    What (to do) if I don't know if she loves me?
  2. if (on the condition that)

Usage notesEdit

If a conditional sentence is composed by a passive voice, wenn is omitted.

  1. Wird das nicht gemacht, müsste die Nutzung beschränkt werden.
    (If) that is not done, then the uses must be limited.

See alsoEdit

Further readingEdit

  • wenn in Duden online

Low GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *hwannē (at what time, when), from Proto-Indo-European *kʷo-, *kʷi- (interrogative base).

PronunciationEdit

ConjunctionEdit

wenn (subordinating)

  1. when
  2. if (on the condition that)

See alsoEdit


Old EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *wanjaz, diminutive of Proto-Germanic *wan- (swelling, growth, lump, tumor), of uncertain origin. Cognate with Middle Low German wene (wen), Middle Dutch wanne, wan (goiter).

NounEdit

wenn m (nominative plural wennas)

  1. wen (cyst on the skin)

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit