• IPA(key): [ɡəˈʃʁiːn], [ɡəˈʃʁiːən]

The first pronunciation above corresponds to the modern spelling geschrien, the other to the obsolete spelling geschrieen, with an extra e. Many speakers still pronounce this word as if it retained the extra e.


geschrien (past participle, infinitive schreien)

  1. past participle of schreien shouted; yelled; cried; screamed; howled

Usage notesEdit

The spelling geschrien is new as of 1996 per the German spelling reform of 1996 (the Rechtschreibreform). In the affected areas, the previous spelling, geschrieen, is now never used, or only as a misspelling.

Last modified on 9 January 2014, at 16:58