See also: gewöhnt

German edit

Etymology edit

Compare English wont.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): [ɡəˈvoːnt]
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  • Hyphenation: ge‧wohnt

Participle edit


  1. past participle of wohnen

Adjective edit

gewohnt (strong nominative masculine singular gewohnter, not comparable)

  1. usual, customary
  2. familiar, accustomed
  3. wont

Usage notes edit

  • In spoken language sometimes confused with the participle gewöhnt, from gewöhnen (to accustom oneself to):
    Ein solch hartes Leben war ich vorher nicht gewohnt gewesen.
    I hadn't been used to such a hard life before.
    Nur langsam hatte ich mich an das harte Leben gewöhnt.
    Only slowly did I get used to / adapt to the hard life.
  • Gewöhnen describes the process of accustoming oneself to something, gewohnt sein emphasizes the fact that one is already familiar with something, or doing something regularly, without necessarily appreciating it.[1]
  • Historically, gewohnt governed the genitive case. In modern usage, gewohnt almost always takes the accusative case.

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References edit

  1. ^ Bastian Sick (2017 February 3 (last accessed)) “gewöhnt/gewohnt”, in Spiegel Zwiebelfisch-Abc[1] (in German)