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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German offenen, from Old High German offanōn, from Proto-Germanic *upanōną. Compare Dutch openen and English open.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈʔœfnən/
  • Hyphenation: öff‧nen
  • (file)
  • (file)

VerbEdit

öffnen ‎(third-person singular simple present öffnet, past tense öffnete, past participle geöffnet, auxiliary haben)

  1. to open
    Das Kind öffnete die Fenster.
    The child opened the windows.

Usage notesEdit

While öffnen isn't explicitly formal, it is fairly infrequent in everyday spoken language, typically replaced by the colloquial aufmachen

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