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EtymologyEdit

an- +‎ nehmen

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈa(n)ˌneːmən/
  • Hyphenation: an‧neh‧men
  • (file)

VerbEdit

annehmen (class 4 strong, third-person singular simple present nimmt an, past tense nahm an, past participle angenommen, past subjunctive nähme an, auxiliary haben)

  1. to assume, to suppose
  2. to receive
  3. to accept
    Ich habe das Angebot angenommen.
    I accepted the offer.
  4. to adopt (a child)
    • 1960, Marie Luise Kaschnitz, ‘Schneeschmelze’:
      »Das ist es, warum man keine Kinder der annehmen soll. Man weiß nicht, was in ihnen liegt.«
      "That's why you shouldn't adopt any children. You just don't know what lies within them."
  5. (reflexive, colloquial, regional, northern and central Germany, with an indefinite pronoun and von) to be touched by; to care much about; to have oneself be impressed by; to feel responsible for
    Da nehm ich mir nix von an.
    I don’t care much about that.

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  • (care about): anziehen (same construction)

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