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See also: Wenn and wénn

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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /vɛn/
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ConjunctionEdit

wenn (subordinating)

  1. when
    Sag bitte Bescheid, wenn du fertig bist!
    Tell me when you're done!
  2. if (on the condition that)
    Was tun, wenn ich nicht weiß, ob sie mich liebt?
    What (to do) if I don't know if she loves me?

Usage notesEdit

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

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