raten

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German rātan, from Proto-Germanic *rēdaną. Compare Low German raden, Dutch raden, English read, Danish råde.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʀaːtn̩/, /ˈʀaːtən/
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  • Hyphenation: ra‧ten

Verb[edit]

raten (class 7 strong, third-person singular simple present rät, past tense riet, past participle geraten, past subjunctive riete, auxiliary haben)

  1. (intransitive) to advise; to recommend
    jemandem etwas zu tun raten
    to advise someone to do something
    Ich rate dir dazu, die Chance zu ergreifen.
    I advise you to take the chance.
  2. (transitive) to guess
    Das rätst du nie.
    You will never guess that.
    Lass mich raten!
    Let me guess!

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