hauen

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Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

hauen

  1. Genitive singular form of hauki.

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German houwen, Old High German houwan, from Proto-Germanic *hawwaną. Cognate with English hew.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈhaʊ̯ən], [ˈhaʊ̯n]
  • Hyphenation: hau‧en

Verb[edit]

hauen (class 7 strong, third-person singular simple present haut, past tense haute or archaic hieb, past participle gehauen or colloquial gehaut, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive, colloquial) to beat; to hit (someone); to spank
    Ich hau dich gleich. — “Now I’m going to spank you.”
  2. (reflexive, colloquial, of multiple people) to fight; to tangle
  3. (transitive) to chop; to chop down; to cut; to whittle; to hew

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In casual speech, hauen is often conjugated like a weak verb, with the past tense haute, etc.

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Strong Conjugation (archaic)

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