laten

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch laten, from Old Dutch *lātan, from Proto-Germanic *lētaną.

Verb[edit]

laten (past singular liet, past participle gelaten)

  1. (transitive) To leave, to cause to remain in the same position or state
    Ze lieten het zo.
    They left it like that.
  2. (auxiliary, with object) To leave, to allow to remain/continue to
    Laat dat daar maar liggen.
    Just leave it lying there.
  3. (auxiliary, with object) To let, to allow to.
    Ze lieten hem gaan.
    They let him go.
  4. (auxiliary, with object) To cause to, to make. Creates a causative phrase.
    Hij liet zijn spullen op de grond vallen.
    He dropped his stuff on the ground.
  5. (transitive) To not do, to refrain from.
    Laat dat!
    Don't do that!
Conjugation[edit]

Note: When used as an auxiliary, the past participle is just laten.

Ik heb alles laten liggen zoals het lag.
I left everything lying the way it was.
Ik heb alles gelaten zoals het lag.
I left everything the way it was.
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

laten

  1. Plural form of laat (serf)

Anagrams[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

laten

  1. Second-person plural (ustedes) present indicative form of latir.
  2. Third-person plural (ellos, ellas, also used with ustedes?) present indicative form of latir.

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

laten

  1. definite singular of lat