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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch bedienen. Equivalent to be- +‎ dienen.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bəˈdinə(n)/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: be‧die‧nen
  • Rhymes: -inən

VerbEdit

bedienen

  1. (transitive) to be of assistance to, to serve
  2. (transitive) to serve (at a restaurant)
  3. (transitive) to operate (a device)
  4. (transitive, Roman Catholicism) to administer the last sacraments to
  5. (reflexive, with prepositional object) to make use [+ van (of)], to utilise [+ van (object)]

InflectionEdit

Inflection of bedienen (weak, prefixed)
infinitive bedienen
past singular bediende
past participle bediend
infinitive bedienen
gerund bedienen n
present tense past tense
1st person singular bedien bediende
2nd person sing. (jij) bedient bediende
2nd person sing. (u) bedient bediende
2nd person sing. (gij) bedient bediende
3rd person singular bedient bediende
plural bedienen bedienden
subjunctive sing.1 bediene bediende
subjunctive plur.1 bedienen bedienden
imperative sing. bedien
imperative plur.1 bedient
participles bedienend bediend
1) Archaic.

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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From be- +‎ dienen.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

bedienen (third-person singular simple present bedient, past tense bediente, past participle bedient, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to serve
  2. (transitive) to operate
  3. (transitive or intransitive, card games) to play a card according to the grouping of the first card of a trick; to follow suit
    Du musst Trumpf bedienen.
    You must follow suit and play trump.
  4. (reflexive, + genitive) to help oneself (to); to use

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Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From be- +‎ dienen.

VerbEdit

bedienen

  1. to serve, to be useful

InflectionEdit

This verb needs an inflection-table template.

DescendantsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • bedienen”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929