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EtymologyEdit

From Dutch slaan.

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slaan (present slaan, present participle slaande, past participle geslaan)

  1. hit, slap, beat, strike

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch slaen, from Old Dutch slān, from Proto-Germanic *slahaną.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /slaːn/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: slaan
  • Rhymes: -aːn

VerbEdit

slaan

  1. (transitive) to hit, to slap
  2. (transitive) to beat, overcome
  3. (transitive) to strike
    De klok slaat zeven.The clock strikes seven.
  4. (intransitive) to pulse, beat
    Zijn hart slaat.His heart is beating.
  5. (transitive) to surround with
    Een mantel om de schouders slaan.
    To put a cloak around the shoulders.
  6. (intransitive) to suddenly start along (of movement), to turn
    Op de vlucht slaan.To take flight.
    Ze sloegen vanaf de trottoir linksaf.
    They turned to the left from the pavement.
  7. (transitive, chess) to take one of your opponent's pieces

InflectionEdit

Inflection of slaan (strong class 6, irregular)
infinitive slaan
past singular sloeg
past participle geslagen
infinitive slaan
gerund slaan n
present tense past tense
1st person singular sla sloeg
2nd person sing. (jij) slaat sloeg
2nd person sing. (u) slaat sloeg
2nd person sing. (gij) slaat sloegt
3rd person singular slaat sloeg
plural slaan sloegen
subjunctive sing.1 sla sloege
subjunctive plur.1 slaan sloegen
imperative sing. sla
imperative plur.1 slaat
participles slaand geslagen
1) Archaic.

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Low GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Low German slân, from Old Saxon slāhan, from Proto-Germanic *slahaną, from Proto-Indo-European *slak- (to hit, strike, throw). Cognate with Dutch slaan, English slay, German schlagen, Northern Sami slå.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /slɔːn/, /slɒːn/

VerbEdit

slaan (past singular sloog, past participle slaan or slagen, auxiliary verb hebben)

  1. to beat
  2. to hit
  3. to strike
    de Klock sleit halvig sössthe clock strikes 5:30
  4. to defeat

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