staan

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch staen, from Old Dutch stān, from Proto-Germanic *stāną.

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VerbEdit

staan (past singular stond, past participle gestaan)

  1. (intransitive) to stand, to be upright
  2. (intransitive) to be, to be placed or located
    In Holland staat een huis.
    In Holland there is a house.
  3. (intransitive, with te and another verb) Used as an alternative to zijn + aan het to form a continuous aspect. Although it carries an implication of standing, this is vague and is not strictly required or emphasized.
    Wat sta jij daar te koken?
    What are you cooking there?
  4. to say, to indicate in a written form
    In de grondwet staat precies wie de macht heeft in een land en hoe hij of zij die moet gebruiken.
    In the constitution it says exactly who's in power in a country and how he or she must use this power.

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Last modified on 30 March 2014, at 03:09