scheinen

See also: Scheinen

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German schīnen, from Old High German skīnan, from Proto-Germanic *skīnaną. Cognate with German Low German schienen, Dutch schijnen, English shine, Danish skinne, Esperanto ŝajni.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʃaɪnən/
  • Hyphenation: schei‧nen
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VerbEdit

scheinen (class 1 strong, third-person singular present scheint, past tense schien, past participle geschienen, auxiliary haben)

  1. to shine; to gleam
    • 2002, Peter Bichsel, Eisenbahnfahren, Insel Verlag 2015, p. 12:
      Wenn man aus der Kirche kommt, schneit es, oder es regnet, oder die Sonne scheint.
      When you come out of the church, it's snowing, or it's raining, or the sun's shining.
  2. (copulative) to seem; to appear; to look
    Es scheint mir, dass …
    It seems to me that …
    Du scheinst erschöpft.
    You seem exhausted.

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