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DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch donren, donderen. Equivalent to donder +‎ -en.

VerbEdit

donderen

  1. (intransitive, impersonal) to thunder
    In de verte hoor ik het donderen.
    I can hear it thunder in the distance.
  2. (intransitive) to make a thunderous sound, especially with one's voice
    'Hou daar nu mee op!', donderde de man.
    'Stop that right now!', thundered the man.
  3. (intransitive) to plummet, tumble
    De leerling verloor zijn evenwicht en donderde achterover van zijn stoel.
    The pupil lost his balance and tumbled backwards off his chair.

InflectionEdit

Inflection of donderen (weak)
infinitive donderen
past singular donderde
past participle gedonderd
infinitive donderen
gerund donderen n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular donder donderde
2nd person sing. (jij) dondert donderde
2nd person sing. (u) dondert donderde
2nd person sing. (gij) dondert donderde
3rd person singular dondert donderde
plural donderen donderden
subjunctive sing.1 dondere donderde
subjunctive plur.1 donderen donderden
imperative sing. donder
imperative plur.1 dondert
participles donderend gedonderd
1) Archaic.

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