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Disambiguation: Dutch 'Vroeg' - Multiple Meanings and Related Words

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Vroeg

click to hear
  1. 'early' - "early in the morning"
  2. 'asked' - "he asked where the station was"

1. 'vroeg' = 'early'

'Vroeg' click to hear can be an adjective or adverb meaning 'early.' When used as an adjective, it often gets an -E ending: vroege click to hear >>
vroege vogels click to hear 2 'early birds' - people who are up early
's morgens vroeg click to hear 2 3 early in the morning
Het is nog vroeg click to hear It's still early
Hij is vroeg click to hear 2 He is early
Ik sta elke dag vroeg op click to hear 2 I get up early every day
'Biologisch' is vroeg 19e eeuwse landbouw click to hear 2 'Organic' is early 19th-Century agriculture
'Biologisch' is niks anders dan vroeg 19e eeuwse landbouw click to hear 2 'Organic' is nothing else than early 19th-Century agriculture
De morgenstond heeft goud in de mond click to hear 2 [The dawn hour has gold in its mouth] - The early bird gets the worm

Synomyms, Alternates and Related Words

'Vroeger click to hear can 'literally' be the comparative degree of 'vroeg' but it usually means 'before, in the past' - more.
vroeger of later click to hear [earlier] sooner or later
Dan moet je vroeger opstaan click to hear 2 3 'Then you'll have to get up earlier' - i.e. for that you'll have to be more alert and more active
Vroeger was alles beter click to hear 'Everything was better in the past'
Vroeger was geluk heel gewoon click to hear 2 [In the past ...] Happiness used to be quite common
Vroeger kostte een zakje patat een kwartje click to hear In the past, you could have a small bag of French fries for a quarter

The opposite of 'vroeg' ('early') is 'laat' click to hear ('late') - more and 'later' is 'later' click to hear

's avonds laat click to hear 2 late in the evening, late at night
een paar jaar later click to hear a few years later
later dat jaar click to hear 2 later (in) that year

2. 'vroeg' = 'asked'

'vroeg' click to hear can also be a verb form, the simple past tense singular of 'vragen' click to hear 2 ('to ask') >>
vragen
to ask
- ik vraag
I ask
- wij vragen
we ask
- ik vroeg
I asked
- wij vroegen
we asked
- ik heb gevraagd
I have asked
click to hear 2
Hij vroeg om water click to hear 2 He asked for water
Hij vroeg om een glas water click to hear 2 3 He asked for a glass of water
Hij vroeg om een verklaring click to hear 2 He asked for an explanation
Hij vroeg waar 't station was click to hear 2 He asked where the station was
Ze vroegen om geld click to hear 2 3 They asked for money

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