See also: Wie, wië, and wîe

AcehneseEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

wie

  1. left (direction)

ReferencesEdit


DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʋi/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: wie
  • Rhymes: -i

PronounEdit

wie

  1. (interrogative, subjective or objective) who, whom
    Wie is daar?
    Who’s there?
    Wie heb jij gezien?
    Whom did you see?
  2. (relative, subjective or objective) who, whom; the one who, whoever
    Wie dit leest is geletterd.
    The one who reads this is literate.
    De receptionist aan wie ik het pakket heb afgegeven, werkte er pas net.
    The receptionist to whom I handed over the parcel had only recently started working there.

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Afrikaans: wie

AnagramsEdit


GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German wie, a merger of two interrelated forms: 1.) Old High German hwio, from older hwēo, from Proto-Germanic *hwaiwa; cognate with Gothic 𐍈𐌰𐌹𐍅𐌰 (ƕaiwa). 2.) Old High German hwē, hwie, from Proto-Germanic *hwē; cognate with Gothic 𐍈𐌴 (ƕē). The latter is a variant of Proto-Germanic *hwī, whence English why, and is further a fossiled instrumental case of *hwaz, *hwat (who, what). Form 1 is also related to this stem.

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-West Germanic *hwaʀ, from Proto-Germanic *hwaz.

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

wie

  1. who

DescendantsEdit

Further readingEdit


Middle Low GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

wie

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

Old DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronounEdit

wie

  1. who

Alternative formsEdit

DescendantsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • wie (I)”, in Oudnederlands Woordenboek, 2012

Pennsylvania GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German wie, a merger of two interrelated forms: 1.) Old High German hwio, from older hwēo, from Proto-Germanic *hwaiwa; cognate with Gothic 𐍈𐌰𐌹𐍅𐌰 (ƕaiwa). 2.) Old High German hwē, hwie, from Proto-Germanic *hwē; cognate with Gothic 𐍈𐌴 (ƕē). The latter is a variant of Proto-Germanic *hwī, whence English why, and is further a fossiled instrumental case of *hwaz, *hwat (who, what). Form 1 is also related to this stem. Compare German wie.

AdverbEdit

wie

  1. (interrogatory) how
    Wie weess mer as es warricklich Friehyaahr iss?
    How do we know that it really is spring?

PlautdietschEdit

EtymologyEdit

From German Low German wi, from Middle Low German wi.

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

Saterland FrisianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Frisian , from Proto-West Germanic *wiʀ, from Proto-Germanic *wīz, from Proto-Indo-European *wéy-, plural of *éǵh₂.

PronounEdit

wie

  1. we