zijn pappenheimers kennen

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Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

Calque of German seine Pappenheimer kennen.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /zɛi̯n ˈpɑpə(n)ɦɛi̯mərs ˈkɛnə(n)/

Verb edit

zijn pappenheimers kennen

  1. (idiomatic, intransitive) to know with whom one is dealing, (especially) to know one's people [from late 19th c.]

Usage notes edit

The possessive pronoun always agrees with the referent, which is usually the subject.

Inflection edit