gucken

GermanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • kucken (reflecting the common pronunciation, but still less frequent in writing)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡʊkən/ (originally)
  • IPA(key): /ˈkʊkən/ (more commonly today)

VerbEdit

gucken (third-person singular simple present guckt, past tense guckte, past participle geguckt, auxiliary haben)

  1. (regional) to look
    Warum guckst du so traurig?
    Why are you looking so sad?

Usage notesEdit

Gucken, along with its spelling variant kucken, is the common word for "to look" in northern and central Germany, whereas the southern German and Austrian varieties use schauen, which is also preferred in the written standard language.

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Last modified on 1 April 2014, at 16:13