See also: Hauen

BasqueEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): (Southern) /au̯en/, [au̯.ẽ̞n]
  • IPA(key): (Northern) /hau̯en/, [ɦau̯.ẽ̞n]

DeterminerEdit

hauen

  1. genitive plural of hau

PronounEdit

hauen

  1. genitive plural of hau

FinnishEdit

NounEdit

hauen

  1. Genitive singular form of hauki.

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German houwen, Old High German houwan, from Proto-West Germanic *hauwan, from Proto-Germanic *hawwaną. Cognate with English hew.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈhaʊ̯ən], [ˈhaʊ̯n]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: hau‧en

VerbEdit

hauen (weak or class 7 strong, third-person singular present haut, past tense haute or hieb, past participle gehauen or (only in some regional vernaculars) gehaut, auxiliary haben)

  1. (literary) to thrust, slash (with a weapon)
    Er hieb nach meinem Helm.He thrust for my helmet.
  2. (transitive) to cut, hew
    Der Einbrecher haut ein Loch in die Wand.The burglar cuts a hole in the wall.
  3. (colloquial) to hit, beat, bang, whack
    Meine Mutter hat ihn gehauen.My mother hit him.
    Sie haute die Nägel in die Wand.She banged the nails into the wall
  4. (reflexive, colloquial) to fling oneself
    Ich werde mich in die Falle hauen.I'm going to hit the sack
  5. (regional) to chop, chop down

Usage notesEdit

The strong preterite form hieb is only common in the literary sense of to thrust, and also in the set phrase in die gleiche Kerbe hauen, otherwise it's rare and/or stilted, with haute being used instead. However, the main past participle is still gehauen outside of some regional vernaculars.

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Further readingEdit

  • hauen” in Duden online