fahren

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German faran, from Proto-Germanic *faraną. Compare Dutch varen, English fare, Danish fare.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfaːʁən/ (standard)
  • IPA(key): /faːn/ (colloquial, particularly northern and central Germany)
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fahren (class 6 strong, third-person singular simple present fährt, past tense fuhr, past participle gefahren, past subjunctive führe, auxiliary haben or sein)

  1. (transitive, auxiliary: “haben”) to drive (a vehicle); to ride
  2. (transitive, auxiliary: “haben”) to take (someone somewhere by vehicle); to transport; to drive
  3. (intransitive, of a person, auxiliary: “sein”) to go (by vehicle); to drive; to travel
  4. (intransitive, of a vehicle, auxiliary: “sein”) to drive; to sail; to go; to run; to leave

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