genießen

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German[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German geniezen, from Old High German giniozan, from Proto-Germanic *ganeutaną, equivalent to ge- +‎ nießen. Akin to Dutch genieten.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡəˈniːsn̩/, /ɡəˈniːsən/
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Verb[edit]

genießen (class 2 strong, third-person singular simple present genießt, past tense genoss, past participle genossen, past subjunctive genösse, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to enjoy (some experience); to relish; to savor
    die Ferien genießen - "to enjoy the vacation"
  2. (transitive) to have (some food or beverage), to eat, to drink;
  3. (figuratively) to receive; to have
    eine Erziehung genießen — “to receive an education”

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Before 1996, the preterite was spelled genoß, but the new correct spelling is genoss.

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