kriegen

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German kriegen. Formerly derived from Krieg (war): To get something by war.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkʀiːɡŋ̩/, /ˈkʀiːɡən/
  • Hyphenation: krie‧gen
  • Rhymes: -iːɡŋ̍

Verb[edit]

kriegen (third-person singular simple present kriegt, past tense kriegte, past participle gekriegt, auxiliary haben)

  1. (obsolete) to make war
  2. to get
  3. to catch
  4. to come down with

Usage notes[edit]

Kriegen is relatively infrequent in the written standard language, which prefers bekommen or erhalten instead. However, kriegen is very frequent in colloquial German, where the verb may even show somewhat irregular conjugated forms (due to dialectal influence). For example, (du) kriegst is often pronounced IPA(key): /kʁɪst/, (er) kriegt may be IPA(key): /kʁɪkt/, /kʁɪçt/.

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