luisteren

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch luusteren, luysteren, from Proto-Germanic *hlūstrēną (compare Low German lüstern, German (Swabian, Bavarian) laustern, West Frisian lústerje), frequentative of *hlūstaną (compare Swedish lysta), from *hlūstiz (hearing), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱlusti (compare Sanskrit श्रुष्टि (śruṣṭi, obedience)), from *ḱlew- (to hear).

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luisteren (past singular luisterde, past participle geluisterd)

  1. to listen, obey, comply
    Luister je naar de radio? — Do you listen to the radio?
    Ja, ik luister ernaar. — Yes, I listen to it.
    Je moet naar me luisteren! — You need to listen to me!

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