See also: Lesen and lësen

Galician

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Verb

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lesen

  1. third-person plural imperfect subjunctive of ler

German

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Etymology

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From Middle High German lesen, from Old High German lesan, from Proto-Germanic *lesaną (to gather), from Proto-Indo-European *les- (to gather). Cognate with English lease (to gather) [with an obsolete meaning], cognate with Dutch lezen (to read).

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈleːzn̩/
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Verb

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lesen (class 5 strong, third-person singular present liest, past tense las, past participle gelesen, past subjunctive läse, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive or intransitive) to read (look at and understand symbols, words, or data)
  2. to select and gather or harvest (things like grapes)

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Further reading

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  • lesen” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • lesen” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • lesen” in Duden online
  • lesen” in Duden online

German Low German

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Alternative forms

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  • lësen (western Low Prussian)
  • lëse (eastern Low Prussian)

Etymology

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From Proto-Germanic *lesaną.

Cognate with Dutch Low Saxon leazn, lezen; Plautdietsch läsen; German lesen; Dutch lezen.

Verb

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lesen (past singular lees, past participle leest or lesen, auxiliary verb hebben)

  1. (transitive or intransitive) to read
    Hest du de Daagbläder vunmorgen leest?
    Did you read the newspapers this morning?
  2. (rare, dated, transitive or intransitive) to gather up

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Hungarian

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Etymology

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les +‎ -en

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): [ˈlɛʃɛn]
  • Hyphenation: le‧sen

Noun

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lesen

  1. superessive singular of les

Malay

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Etymology

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Borrowed from English licence.

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Noun

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lesen (Jawi spelling ليسين, plural lesen-lesen, informal 1st possessive lesenku, 2nd possessive lesenmu, 3rd possessive lesennya)

  1. A licence.

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Middle Dutch

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Etymology

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From Old Dutch lesan, from Proto-West Germanic *lesan, from Proto-Germanic *lesaną, from Proto-Indo-European *les- (to gather).

Verb

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lēsen

  1. to gather, to collect
  2. to read
  3. to read out loud (to an audience)

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Norwegian Nynorsk

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Participle

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lesen (neuter lese, definite singular and plural lesne)

  1. past participle of lesa

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