betrachten

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch betrachten (to look at, to observe), from Old Dutch *bitrahton. Equivalent to be- +‎ trachten.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bəˈtrɑxtə(n)/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: be‧trach‧ten
  • Rhymes: -ɑxtən

VerbEdit

betrachten

  1. (transitive) to exercise or consider carefully
  2. (Belgium) to pursue
    Synonyms: nastreven, beogen

Usage notesEdit

The verb in the meaning "to exercise carefully" is limited to a number of expressions, like:

  • zijn plicht betrachten - to acquit oneself of one's duty
  • de nodige zorgvuldigheid betrachten - to exercise due care

InflectionEdit

Inflection of betrachten (weak, prefixed)
infinitive betrachten
past singular betrachtte
past participle betracht
infinitive betrachten
gerund betrachten n
present tense past tense
1st person singular betracht betrachtte
2nd person sing. (jij) betracht betrachtte
2nd person sing. (u) betracht betrachtte
2nd person sing. (gij) betracht betrachtte
3rd person singular betracht betrachtte
plural betrachten betrachtten
subjunctive sing.1 betrachte betrachtte
subjunctive plur.1 betrachten betrachtten
imperative sing. betracht
imperative plur.1 betracht
participles betrachtend betracht
1) Archaic.

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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German betrahten from Old High German bitrahtōn. Equivalent to be- + trachten

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)
  • IPA(key): /bəˈtʁaχtən/, [bəˈtʰʁaχtn̩]

VerbEdit

betrachten (weak, third-person singular present betrachtet, past tense betrachtete, past participle betrachtet, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to look at, to consider, to behold
    Betrachtest du dich gerne im Spiegel?
    Do you like to look at yourself in the mirror?
  2. (intransitive, usually with als (as)) to regard, to consider, look upon (something in a certain way)
    Ich betrachte dich als meinen Freund.
    I consider you to be my friend.

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