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See also: fuhren and Fuhren

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GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈfyːʁən/, [ˈfyːʁən], [ˈfyːɐn] (standard)
  • IPA(key): /fyːɐ̯n/, /fʏɐ̯n/ (common speech)
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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle High German [Term?], from Old High German fuoren, from Proto-Germanic *fōrijaną, originally the causative of faran (to proceed).

VerbEdit

führen (third-person singular simple present führt, past tense führte, past participle geführt, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to lead
  2. (formal) to carry, to sell
    Der Laden führt keine Zigaretten.
    The shop doesn't carry cigarettes.
  3. (of a discussion, negotiation, etc.) to hold, to have
    • 1919, Walther Kabel, Irrende Seelen, Werner Dietsch Verlag, page 108:
      Unsere Unterredung wurde jetzt im leichten Plauderton geführt wie ein harmloses Gespräch unter guten Bekannten.
      Our discussion was now held in a light conversational tone like a harmless chat between friendly acquaintances.
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Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

führen

  1. first-person plural subjunctive past of fahren
  2. third-person plural subjunctive past of fahren

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