See also: Verhalten

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

ver- +‎ halten. Cognate with English forhold. Compare Danish forholde sig.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /fɛɐ̯ˈhaltn̩/, /fɛɐ̯ˈhaltən/
  • (file)

AdjectiveEdit

verhalten (comparative verhaltener, superlative am verhaltensten)

  1. restrained

DeclensionEdit

VerbEdit

verhalten (class 7 strong, third-person singular simple present verhält, past tense verhielt, past participle verhalten, past subjunctive verhielte, auxiliary haben)

  1. (reflexive) to behave
  2. (reflexive, impersonal) to be
    • 2010, Der Spiegel, issue 24/2010, page 87:
      Politisch war Frankreich lange Zeit ein Riese, wirtschaftlich aber ein Zwerg, bei den Deutschen verhielt es sich genau umgekehrt.
      Politically France was a giant for a long time, but economically a dwarf, with the Germans it was exactly the other way round.
  3. (reflexive, informal) to repress
  4. (reflexive, informal) to go more slowly
  5. (reflexive, sports, riding) to parry
  6. (reflexive, regional) to have a good attitude towards oneself
  7. (reflexive, Austria, Switzerland) to undertake
  8. (reflexive, archaic outside Switzerland) to close with the hand

ConjugationEdit