liegenlassen

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German[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

liegen (lie) +‎ lassen (let)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈliːɡŋ̩ˌlasn̩], [ˈliːɡənˌlasən]

Verb[edit]

liegenlassen (class 7 strong, third-person singular simple present lässt liegen, past tense ließ liegen, past participle liegenlassen, past subjunctive ließe liegen, auxiliary haben)

  1. to misplace, to leave behind

Usage notes[edit]

According to the official German spelling rules, the term may be written in one word only in its non-literal meaning "to misplace" or "to ignore". In its literal meaning "to keep lying", it is always to be written liegen lassen.

Sometimes the past participle is liegengelassen.

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