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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch denken, from Old Dutch thenken, from Proto-Germanic *þankijaną, from Proto-Indo-European *teng-.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈdɛŋkə(n)/
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  • Rhymes: -ɛŋkən

VerbEdit

denken

  1. (intransitive) to think [+ aan (object) = about, of]

InflectionEdit

Inflection of denken (weak with past in -cht)
infinitive denken
past singular dacht
past participle gedacht
infinitive denken
gerund denken n
present tense past tense
1st person singular denk dacht
2nd person sing. (jij) denkt dacht
2nd person sing. (u) denkt dacht
2nd person sing. (gij) denkt dacht
3rd person singular denkt dacht
plural denken dachten
subjunctive sing.1 denke dachte
subjunctive plur.1 denken dachten
imperative sing. denk
imperative plur.1 denkt
participles denkend gedacht
1) Archaic.

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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German denken, from Old High German denken, from Proto-Germanic *þankijaną, from Proto-Indo-European *teng-. Cognate with Dutch denken, Low German denken, dinken, West Frisian tinke, English think, Icelandic þekkja.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈdɛŋkən/, [ˈdɛŋkən], [ˈdɛŋʔŋ̍]
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VerbEdit

denken (irregular, third-person singular simple present denkt, past tense dachte, past participle gedacht, past subjunctive dächte, auxiliary haben)

  1. (intransitive, rarely transitive) to think
    Ich denke, also bin ich.
    I think, therefore I am.
    Er denkt gewichtige Dinge.
    He is thinking weighty thoughts.
  2. (intransitive, with an + accusative) to think about
    Ich denke an früher.
    I am thinking about the past.
  3. (intransitive, with an + accusative) not to forget; to remember (to bring along, etc.)
    Denk an den Schlüssel!
    Don’t forget the key.
  4. (transitive, with reflexive dative) to imagine
    Das kann ich mir denken.
    I can imagine that.
    Ich denke ihn mir als bärtigen Einsiedler.
    I imagine him as a bearded hermit.

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Low GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Saxon thenkian, from Proto-Germanic *þankijaną, from Proto-Indo-European *teng-.

VerbEdit

denken (third-person singular simple present denkt, past tense dach, past participle dacht, auxiliary verb hebben)

  1. to think

ConjugationEdit


LuxembourgishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German denken, from Proto-Germanic *þankijaną.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈdæŋken/, [ˈdæŋkən]

VerbEdit

denken (third-person singular present denkt, preterite duecht, past participle geduecht or geduet, past subjunctive diecht, auxiliary verb hunn)

  1. to think

ConjugationEdit

Irregular with past tense
infinitive denken
participle geduecht
auxiliary hunn
present
indicative
past
indicative
conditional imperative
1st singular denken duecht diecht
2nd singular denks duechts diechts denk
3rd singular denkt duecht diecht
1st plural denken duechten diechten
2nd plural denkt duecht diecht denkt
3rd plural denken duechten diechten
(n) or (nn) indicates the Eifeler Regel.

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Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch thenken, from Proto-Germanic *þankijaną.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

denken

  1. to think

InflectionEdit

Weak
Infinitive denken
3rd sg. past
3rd pl. past
Past participle
Infinitive denken
In genitive denkens
In dative denkene
Indicative Present Past
1st singular denke
2nd singular dencs, denkes
3rd singular denct, denket
1st plural denken
2nd plural denct, denket
3rd plural denken
Subjunctive Present Past
1st singular denke
2nd singular dencs, denkes
3rd singular denke
1st plural denken
2nd plural denct, denket
3rd plural denken
Imperative Present
Singular denc, denke
Plural denct, denket
Present Past
Participle denkende

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Further readingEdit

  • denken (II)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • denken”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929

Middle Low GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Saxon thenkian, from Proto-Germanic *þankijaną. Cognate with Dutch denken and English think.

PronunciationEdit

  • (originally) IPA(key): /deŋkən/

VerbEdit

denken

  1. to think, to perceive

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Old High GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *þankijaną, akin to Old Saxon thenkian, Old Dutch thenken, Old English þencan, Old Norse þekkja, Gothic 𐌸𐌰𐌲𐌺𐌾𐌰𐌽 (þagkjan).

VerbEdit

denken

  1. to think

ConjugationEdit

DescendantsEdit