führen

See also: fuhren and Fuhren

GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈfyːʁən/, [ˈfyːʁən], [ˈfyːɐn] (standard)
  • IPA(key): /fyːɐ̯n/, /fʏɐ̯n/ (common speech)
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  • Hyphenation: füh‧ren

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

  1. (transitive) to lead
  2. (transitive, formal) to carry, to sell
    Der Laden führt keine Zigaretten.The shop doesn't carry cigarettes.
  3. (transitive) to conduct some activity or process, to hold (a discussion, a negotiation), to have (a conversation), to lead (one's life), to wage (a war or campaign)
    Regie führento direct (a film)
    • 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.
  4. (transitive) to wield (a weapon)
    Die Heldin führte ein mächtiges Schwert.The heroine wielded a mighty sword.
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Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

VerbEdit

führen

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

Further readingEdit

  • führen” in Duden online
  • führen” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache