German edit

Etymology edit

From be- +‎ deuten.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /bəˈdɔɪ̯tn̩/, /bəˈdɔɪ̯tən/
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Verb edit

bedeuten (weak, third-person singular present bedeutet, past tense bedeutete, past participle bedeutet, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to imply, to mean, to signify, to indicate, to spell, to betoken
    Ein klarer Himmel bedeutet eine kalte Nacht.
    A clear sky means a cold night.
  2. (ditransitive) to signify to, to have meaning to
    Aber Liebling! Sabina bedeutet mir nichts!
    But darling! Sabina means nothing to me!
  3. (transitive) to signify, to represent, to denote (To have a certain meaning (when translated, deciphered, etc.)
    Übersetzt bedeutet der Name so viel wie "starker Krieger".
    Translated, the name means something like "strong warrior".

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Further reading edit

  • bedeuten” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • bedeuten” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • bedeuten” in Duden online
  • bedeuten” in OpenThesaurus.de