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schweigen

See also: Schweigen

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German swīgēn, from Proto-Germanic *swīgijaną, *swīgāną. Cognate with Middle English swie and Dutch zwijgen.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈʃvaɪ̯ɡŋ̩], [ˈʃvaɪ̯ɡən]
  • Hyphenation: schwei‧gen

VerbEdit

schweigen (class 1 strong, third-person singular simple present schweigt, past tense schwieg, past participle geschwiegen, past subjunctive schwiege, auxiliary haben)

  1. (intransitive) to be silent; to keep quiet
    • 1931, Arthur Schnitzler, Flucht in die Finsternis, S. Fischer Verlag, page 105:
      Sie schwiegen lange. Als er endlich etwas sagen wollte, wehrte sie leise ab. „Heute nichts mehr, ich bitte dich darum“
      They were silent for a long time. When he finally wanted to say something, she softly refused. „Nothing more today, I beg you for that“
  2. (intransitive) to stop talking; to shut up

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