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EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German schouwen, from Old High German scouwōn, from Proto-Germanic *skawwōną (to look, see, watch), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)ḱew- (to heed, look, feel, take note of). Cognate with Old English scēawian (to look at, examine, show). More at show.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈʃaʊ̯ən/
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VerbEdit

schauen (third-person singular simple present schaut, past tense schaute, past participle geschaut, auxiliary haben)

  1. to look (at something)

Usage notesEdit

  • In writing, schauen is normal throughout the language area.
  • In colloquial speech, the word is commonly used in southern Germany and Austria. In northern and central Germany it is fairly rare and, to some, may sound affected.

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