Dutch edit

Etymology edit

From Middle Dutch rāken, from Old Dutch *racon, from Proto-West Germanic *rakōn.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈraːkə(n)/
  • Rhymes: -aːkən
  • (file)

Verb edit

raken

  1. (transitive) to touch
  2. (transitive) to hit (to not miss)
  3. (copulative) to become
    Ze raakte ongewenst zwanger.She unintentionally became pregnant.

Inflection edit

Conjugation of raken (weak)
infinitive raken
past singular raakte
past participle geraakt
infinitive raken
gerund raken n
present tense past tense
1st person singular raak raakte
2nd person sing. (jij) raakt raakte
2nd person sing. (u) raakt raakte
2nd person sing. (gij) raakt raakte
3rd person singular raakt raakte
plural raken raakten
subjunctive sing.1 rake raakte
subjunctive plur.1 raken raakten
imperative sing. raak
imperative plur.1 raakt
participles rakend geraakt
1) Archaic.

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Descendants edit

  • Afrikaans: raak
  • Negerhollands: raak, rak
  • Papiamentu: raka, raak, raká

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Middle Dutch edit

Etymology edit

From Old Dutch *racon, from Proto-West Germanic *rakōn.

Verb edit

rāken

  1. to touch
  2. to reach
  3. to acquire
  4. to hit (not miss)

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