lieben

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German, from Old High German liubōn; related to English love.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈliːbn̩/, /ˈliːbən/
  • Hyphenation: lie‧ben
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

lieben (third-person singular simple present liebt, past tense liebte, past participle geliebt, auxiliary haben)

  1. (usually transitive, sometimes intransitive) to love, to have a strong affection for (someone or something)
    Ich liebe dich. I love you.
    Sie lieben Nudeln.They love noodles.
  2. (reflexive) to have sex

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