hergehen

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the compounding of the prefix her and gehen.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈheːɐ̯ˌɡeːən]

VerbEdit

hergehen (class 7 strong, third-person singular simple present geht her, past tense ging her, past participle hergegangen, past subjunctive ginge her, auxiliary sein)

  1. (intransitive) To follow, to be going with.
  2. (intransitive, south German, Austrian) To come.
  3. (impersonal, slang) To happen.
  4. (intransitive, idiomatic) To turn active.
    Die Försterin stand da bis sie her ging und den Baum entwurzelte, damit der Bach dort eingelassen werden konnte.
    The foresteress stood there until she disentangled the tree to let a brook be built there.

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Related termsEdit

  • Hergang
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