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EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German swimmen, from Old High German swimman, from Proto-Germanic *swimmaną. Compare Low German swimmen, Dutch zwemmen, English swim, Danish svømme.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈʃvɪmən/
  • Hyphenation: schwim‧men
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VerbEdit

schwimmen (class 3 strong, third-person singular simple present schwimmt, past tense schwamm or schwomm, past participle geschwommen, past subjunctive schwämme or schwömme, auxiliary haben or sein)

  1. (intransitive, auxiliary: “haben” or “sein”) to swim
  2. (intransitive, auxiliary: “sein”) to float
  3. (intransitive, colloquial, auxiliary: “sein”) to be flooded

ConjugationEdit

preterite: schwamm, schwämme

preterite: schwomm, schwömme

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