glauben

See also: Glauben

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German gelouben, glouben, from Old High German gilouben, from Proto-West Germanic *galaubijan, from Proto-Germanic *galaubijaną. Cognate with Old Saxon gilōƀian, Middle Low German gelȫven, Middle Dutch ghelōven, Dutch geloven, Old English gelēfan, gelīefan (see also English believe, from Old English belȳfan, belēfan), Gothic 𐌲𐌰𐌻𐌰𐌿𐌱𐌾𐌰𐌽 (galaubjan).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡlaʊ̯bm̩/, /ˈɡlaʊ̯bən/
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VerbEdit

glauben (weak, third-person singular present glaubt, past tense glaubte, past participle geglaubt, auxiliary haben)

  1. (with dative object) to believe (to think something someone says is correct)
    Niemand kann ihm glauben.
    No one can believe him.
  2. (intransitive, with an + accusative) to believe in (think someone/something exists, or to have confidence in someones ability)
    Glaubst du an Engel?
    Do you believe in angels?
    Woran glaubst du?
    What do you believe in?
    Ich glaube an dich! Du kannst es schaffen!
    I believe in you! You can do it!
  3. (intransitive, with coordinate or dass clause) to think, to believe (something is true)
    Er glaubte, dass es auf dem Mars Kanäle gibt.
    He believed that there were canals on Mars.
    Glaubst du, das ist so richtig?
    Do you think this is right like this?
  4. (intransitive, with zu) to think, to believe (something is happening/happened)
    Ich glaube etwas zu hören.
    I think I hear something.
    Ich glaube zu wissen, wo deine Schlüssel sind.
    I believe I know where your keys are.

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Further readingEdit

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