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English

Etymology 1

Abbreviation

Noun

Singular
het

Plural
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  1. (slang) Heterosexual.

Etymology 2

Adjective

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Positive
het

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. Incorrect form of heated.

Anagrams


Dutch

Pronunciation

Article

het n.

  1. the (the neuter definite article)
    het boekthe book
    het meisjethe girl

Usage notes

  • Used before neuter nouns in the singular, indicating a specific person or thing instead of the general case.
  • About grammatical gender in Dutch: all infinitives and diminutives are automatically neuter; therefore, meisje, "girl", is neuter. However, sex takes precedence in all the pronouns. Compare het kopje en zijn schotel (the (little) cup and its saucer) with het meisje en haar hoed (the (little) girl and her hat). In many cases the possessive pronoun zijn or haar is avoided when referring to inanimate nouns; instead the pronominal adverb ervan is used: het kopje en de schotel ervan.

Derived terms

Pronoun

het

  1. Third-person singular, neuter, subjective: it.
    Het is laat. — It is late.
    Het klopt niet. — It's not right.
    Het waren harde tijden. — They were hard times.
    Het zijn vreemde mensen die zoiets doen. — They're weird people doing such things.
  2. Third-person singular, neuter, objective: it.
    Ik doe het later wel. — I'll do it later on.
    Ik hoop het. — I hope so.
    Ik doe het als jij het wilt. — I'll do it if you want me to.
    Het meisje heeft honger, geef het een boterham. — The girl is hungry, give her a sandwich.

Indefinite pronoun

het

  1. it
    Het regent alweer. — It's raining again.
    Hoe gaat het? — How are you?
    Wat geeft het? — What does it matter?
    Hoe laat is het? — What time is it?
    Het zij zo. — So be it.
    Ik doe het wat rustig aan. — I'm taking it easy.

See also


Finnish

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: het
  • IPA: [het]

Pronoun

het

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) they (only of people).

Synonyms

  • he (standard Finnish)
  • hyö (dialectal)

Kven

Pronoun

het

  1. (personal) they

Synonyms


Old English

Etymology

Inflected form of hātan.

Pronunciation

Verb form

hēt

  1. third-person singular preterite form of hātan

Swedish

Pronunciation

Adjective

Inflections of
het
Absolute Comparative Superlative
Attributive Predicative
Indefinite
singular
Common het hetare hetast
Neuter hett
Definite
singular
Masc. hete hetaste
All heta hetaste
Plural heta hetaste

het

  1. hot; having a very high temperature
  2. hot; feverish
  3. hot; (of food) spicy
  4. hot; radioactive
  5. hot; (slang) physically very attractive
    Den kvinnan är het! = That woman is hot!
  6. hot; popular, in demand.

Synonyms

of high temperature
feverish
spicy
popular

Antonyms

of high temperature
spicy
popular

Tok Pisin

Etymology

From English head.

Noun

het

  1. head

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