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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch wie, from Old Dutch wie, from Proto-Germanic *hwaz, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷos.

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

wie

  1. (interrogative and relative) who
  2. (interrogative and relative, colloquial) whom; shortening of aan wie

Derived termsEdit

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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German hweo, hwio, instrumental case of hwer, hwaz, itself from Proto-Germanic *hwaz, *hwat.

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

wie

  1. how
    Wie groß bist du?
    How tall are you?
    Ich weiß nicht, wie die Katze hereingekommen ist.
    I don't know how the cat got in.
    Wie wunderbar!
    How wonderful!

Related termsEdit

ConjunctionEdit

wie

  1. like
    Freunde sind wie Sterne in der Nacht.
    Friends are like stars in the night.
  2. as
    Wie ihr wisst, bin ich in Dortmund aufgewachsen.
    As you know, I grew up in Dortmund.
    Ich bin so schnell wie du.
    I’m as fast as you are.
  3. (colloquial, nonstandard) than
    Der Junge ist größer wie sein Vater.
    The boy is taller than his father.
  4. (chiefly colloquial) when (referring to the past)
    Ich hab ihn gesehen, wie ich in Köln war.
    I saw him when I was in Cologne.
    Wie ich zur Tür herauskomme, steht da mein alter Schulfreund.
    When I came out the door, my old school-day friend was standing in front of me.

SynonymsEdit

  • (when, than): als (more properly standard)

Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch wie, from earlier , *hwē, from Proto-Germanic *hwaz.

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

wie

  1. who

DescendantsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • wie (II)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • wie (I)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929

Middle Low GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

wie

  1. (interrogative pronoun) Alternative form of .
  2. (personal pronoun) Alternative form of .

Old DutchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From earlier , *hwē, from Proto-Germanic *hwaz.

PronounEdit

wie

  1. who

DescendantsEdit


PlautdietschEdit

PronounEdit

wie

  1. we
    Wäa wie sent.
    Who we are.

AntonymsEdit

See alsoEdit

Further readingEdit


PolishEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

wie

  1. third-person singular present of wiedzieć