DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch setten, from Old Dutch setten, from Proto-West Germanic *sattjan, from Proto-Germanic *satjaną, from Proto-Indo-European *sodéyeti, causative of *sed- (to sit).

VerbEdit

zetten

  1. (transitive) to set, to put
  2. (transitive, printing) to typeset
  3. (transitive) to make ready, prepare
    Thee zetten.
    To make tea.
  4. (transitive) to put out (shoewear) overnight, traditionally at the fireplace, now sometimes at the door or radiator, so that Sinterklaas can leave treats or small gifts in it
    Heb jij van het jaar al een schoentje gezet?
    Have you already placed a shoe for Sinterklaas to leave gifts in this year?
InflectionEdit
Inflection of zetten (weak)
infinitive zetten
past singular zette
past participle gezet
infinitive zetten
gerund zetten n
present tense past tense
1st person singular zet zette
2nd person sing. (jij) zet zette
2nd person sing. (u) zet zette
2nd person sing. (gij) zet zette
3rd person singular zet zette
plural zetten zetten
subjunctive sing.1 zette zette
subjunctive plur.1 zetten zetten
imperative sing. zet
imperative plur.1 zet
participles zettend gezet
1) Archaic.
Derived termsEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • Afrikaans: sit
  • Berbice Creole Dutch: sete
  • Negerhollands: set, sit

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

NounEdit

zetten

  1. plural of zet