lezen

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch lēsen (to collect, gather, read), from Old Dutch *lesan (to gather, read), from Proto-Germanic *lesaną (to gather), from Proto-Indo-European *les- (to gather). Cognate with Old Saxon lesan (to read), German lesen (to read), English lease (to gather, glean), Icelandic lesa (to read). More at lease.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈleː.zə(n)/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: le‧zen

Verb[edit]

lezen (past singular las, past participle gelezen)

  1. to read
    Ik lees graag boeken.
    I like to read books.
    Hij kwam binnen en begon zijn nieuwe boek te lezen.
    He came in and started to read his new book.

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