wandern

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German wandern, from Old High German *wantaron (wantarōn), from Proto-Germanic *wandrōną.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈvandɐn/
  • Hyphenation: wan‧dern
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VerbEdit

wandern (weak, third-person singular present wandert, past tense wanderte, past participle gewandert, auxiliary sein or (rare) haben)

  1. (intransitive) to hike
    Ich war im Wald wandern, als ich das Reh sah.
    I was hiking in the woods when I saw the deer.
  2. (intransitive) to wander, to migrate, to move spontaneously, to end up (somewhere)
    Lassen Sie Ihren Gedanken einfach wandern.
    Just let your thoughts wander.
    Die Elektronen wandern zur Anode.
    The electrons migrate to the anode.
    Ich fürchte, du wirst in den Knast wandern.
    I'm afraid you'll end up in jail.

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Further readingEdit

  • wandern” in Duden online
  • wandern” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache