See also: Lesen and lësen

GalicianEdit

VerbEdit

lesen

  1. third-person plural preterite subjunctive of ler

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

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)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈleːzn̩/
  • (file)
  • (file)

VerbEdit

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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German Low GermanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • (western Low Prussian) lësen
  • (eastern Low Prussian) lëse
  • leasen (New Saxon Spelling)

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *lesaną.

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

VerbEdit

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

ConjugationEdit


HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

les +‎ -en

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

lesen

  1. superessive singular of les

MalayEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from English licence

NounEdit

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

  1. licence

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Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

VerbEdit

lēsen

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

InflectionEdit

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DescendantsEdit

  • Dutch: lezen
    • Afrikaans: lees
    • Papiamentu: lesa
    • Sranan Tongo: leisi
  • Limburgish: laeze, leuze

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

ParticipleEdit

lesen (neuter lese, definite singular and plural lesne)

  1. past participle of lesa and lese

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