hören

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See also: Hören and horen

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German hōren, from Proto-Germanic *hauzijaną, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ḱh₂owsyé-. Compare Dutch horen, English hear, Danish høre.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈhøːʁən/, [ˈhøːʁən] (standard)
  • IPA(key): /ˈhøːɐn/, /høːɐ̯n/, /hœɐ̯n/ (common speech)
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  • Rhymes: -øːʀən

Verb[edit]

hören (third-person singular simple present hört, past tense hörte, past participle gehört, auxiliary haben)

  1. to hear
  2. to listen to

Usage notes[edit]

Hören can be used in a so-called "accusative with infinitive" construction (as in English): Ich hörte ihn rufen. – “I heard him call.” If such a sentence is in the perfect or pluperfect tense, the infinitive usually replaces the past participle: Ich hatte ihn rufen hören. – “I had heard him call.” The use of the past participle instead does occur in some speakers, but is ungrammatical to many others.

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Verb[edit]

hören

  1. Obsolete plural form of hör, present tense of höra.
  2. Obsolete plural form of hör, imperative of höra.
    Hören, I döve; I blinde, skåden och sen
    Hear, ye deaf; and look, ye blind, that ye may see (Isaiah 42:18)