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A van (motor vehicle).
See also Van, vän, văn, vân vân, and van-

English

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
van

Plural
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  1. A (covered) vehicle used for carrying goods or people, usually roughly cuboid in shape, longer and higher than a car but smaller than a truck.
    The van sped down the road.
  2. (UK) a railway carriage
  3. Shortened form of vanguard.
  4. Shortened form of caravan.

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Croatian

Adverb

van

  1. out

Dutch

Pronunciation

Preposition

van

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) of
    De hoed van het meisje. — The hat of the girl.
    Het gewicht van een olifant. — The weight of an elephant.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) from, off
    Hij ging van deur tot deur. — He went from door to door.
    Het vlees van de beenderen snijden. — To cut the meat from the bones.
    Van vader op zoon. — From father to son.
    Hij komt van Griekenland. — He’s from Greece.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) from
    Van dag tot dag. — Day by day.
    Van toen af aan. — From then onwards.
    Van ’s avonds laat tot ’s morgens vroeg. — From the early morning till late at night.
    De trein van tien uur. — The 10.00 train.
  4. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) of, with
    Sidderen van angst. — Trembling with fear.
    Tranen van geluk. — Tears of joy.
  5. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) by, of
    Een schilderij van Rubens. — A painting by Rubens.
    Een plaat van de Beatles. — A Beatles record.
  6. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) with, of
    Van dit geld kan ik een basgitaar kopen. — With this money I’m able to buy a bass.
  7. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) of, among
    De jongste van zijn dochters. — The youngest of his daughters.
  8. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) of
    Zij was van adel. — She was of nobel stock.
    Een stad van één miljoen inwoners. — A city of one million inhabitants.
    Hij is een man van eer. — He’s a man of honour.
    Dat is hier niet van toepassing. — That’s not applicable here.

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Adverb

van

  1. of, from
    Ik neem er tien van. — I’ll take ten of them.
  2. from
    Ik vertrek van daar. — I’ll start from there.
  3. by, from
    Ik word er gek van. — It drives me crazy.
    Men wordt daar sloom van. — It turns one numb.
  4. of, about
    Wat zegt u daar van? — What do you say about that?
    Ik weet daar niks van. — I don’t know anything about that.

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French

Etymology

Latin vannus

Noun

van

  1. a winnowing basket

Galician

Verb

van

  1. third-person plural present indicative of ir.

Hungarian

Etymology

See Hungarian volt

Verb

van

  1. third-person singular present tense form of lenni; is
  2. exists
  3. has
    Péternek van egy kutyája.
    “Peter has a dog”
  4. there is

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Interlingua

Adjective

van

  1. vain, futile
  2. vain, worthless
  3. vain, conceited

Spanish

Etymology

Ultimately from Latin vadere

Verb

van (infinitive: ir)

  1. Second-person plural (ustedes) present indicative form of ir.
  2. Third-person plural (ellos, ellas, also used with ustedes?) present indicative form of ir.

Swedish

Pronunciation

Adjective

van

  1. be used to, have the habit to
    Han är van vid att stiga upp klockan sju varje morgon.
    “He is used to getting up at seven every morning.”
  2. experienced, adept
    Hon är en van bilförare.
    “She is an experienced driver.”

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