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DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈsmeːrə(n)/
  • (file)
  • 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
  3. (transitive) to grease, oil etc. (to make run more smoothly)
    Je fiets moet nodig gesmeerd worden.
    Your bicycle needs oiling badly.
  4. (transitive) to corrupt, pay off
InflectionEdit
Inflection of smeren (weak)
infinitive smeren
past singular smeerde
past participle gesmeerd
infinitive smeren
gerund smeren n
verbal noun
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

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

NounEdit

smeren

  1. Plural form of smeer