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English

Pronunciation

Noun

wat

  1. Buddhist temple, e.g., Angkor Wat.

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Dutch

Etymology

From Old Saxon hwat, from the Germanic.

Pronunciation

Pronoun

wat

  1. (interrogative) what: e.g. (1) asking for a subject complement; (2) asking for a sentence object
    (1) Wat is dat?What is that?
    (2) Wat wil je doen?What do you want to do?
  2. (relative) what: e.g. (1) as the object of a sentence; (2) ditto
    (1) Ik weet niet wat ik wil doen. — I don't know what I want to do.
    (2) Jij moet afblijven wat je daar ziet. — You must not touch what you see there.
  3. (relative) that: e.g. (1) modifying an indefinite pronoun like iets, niets, alles or het enige; (2) modifying an adjective that is used as a noun, usually a superlative
    (1) Geef mij maar alles wat eetbaar is. — Please give me everything that is edible.
    (2) Het duurste wat er was. — The most expensive that there was.
  4. (relative) which: e.g. (1) modifying the demonstrative pronouns dat and datgene; (2) referring back to an entire sentence
    (1) Hij nam precies datgene wat ik had gewild — He took exactly that which I had wanted.
    (2) Jantje deed het in z’n broek, wat zijn moeder in verlegenheid bracht. — John did it in his pants, which embarrassed his mother
  5. (indefinite) something: e.g. (1) as subject; (2) as subject complement
    (1) Daar loopt wat rond.Something there is walking around.
    (2) Dat is aardig wat! — That is quite something! [i.e. "That is quite a lot!"]

Determiner

wat

  1. some
    Ik wil graag wat kersen. — I want some cherries please.

Adverb

wat

  1. a bit, somewhat
    Hij doet dat wat onbedachtzaam. — He does that somewhat unthoughtfully.

Old High German

Etymology

Common Germanic *wadam, whence also Old English wæd, Old Norse vað (Icelandic vað).

Noun

wat n.

  1. ford

Polish

Noun

wat m.

  1. watt.

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