DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈsmeːrə(n)/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: sme‧ren
  • Rhymes: -eːrən

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch smeren, from Old Dutch *smirwen, from Proto-Germanic *smirwijaną, from *smerwą (grease, fat) (modern smeer).

VerbEdit

smeren

  1. (transitive) to smear, to rub a substance
  2. (transitive, by extension, of bread-like foods) to make, to butter
    Ik zag twee beren broodjes smeren.
    I saw two bears buttering breadrolls.
  3. (transitive) to grease, to oil, etc. (to make run more smoothly)
    Je fiets moet nodig gesmeerd worden.
    Your bicycle badly needs to be oiled.
  4. (transitive) to corrupt, to pay off, to bribe
InflectionEdit
Inflection of smeren (weak)
infinitive smeren
past singular smeerde
past participle gesmeerd
infinitive smeren
gerund smeren n
present tense past tense
1st person singular smeer smeerde
2nd person sing. (jij) smeert smeerde
2nd person sing. (u) smeert smeerde
2nd person sing. (gij) smeert smeerde
3rd person singular smeert smeerde
plural smeren smeerden
subjunctive sing.1 smere smeerde
subjunctive plur.1 smeren smeerden
imperative sing. smeer
imperative plur.1 smeert
participles smerend gesmeerd
1) Archaic.
Derived termsEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • Afrikaans: smeer

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

NounEdit

smeren

  1. Plural form of smeer