spijten

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch spiten, equivalent to spijt +‎ -en

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈspɛi̯tən/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛi̯tən
  • Hyphenation: spij‧ten

VerbEdit

spijten

  1. (transitive) to cause regret to, to cause to be sorry
    Zijn daden speten hem.
    He regretted his deeds. (His deeds caused him regret.)
  2. (impersonal) to regret, to be sorry
    Het spijt me.
    I regret it.

Usage notesEdit

Usually, no explicit subject is given, and the verb is used impersonally with the dummy pronoun het, in the sense that something is "being the regret to one" or "it is one's regret", which could be rendered in English as "It is my regret...".

InflectionEdit

Inflection of spijten (strong class 1)
infinitive spijten
past singular speet
past participle gespeten
infinitive spijten
gerund spijten n
present tense past tense
1st person singular spijt speet
2nd person sing. (jij) spijt speet
2nd person sing. (u) spijt speet
2nd person sing. (gij) spijt speet
3rd person singular spijt speet
plural spijten speten
subjunctive sing.1 spijte spete
subjunctive plur.1 spijten speten
imperative sing. spijt
imperative plur.1 spijt
participles spijtend gespeten
1) Archaic.

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