spijten

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch spiten, from spijt.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

spijten (past singular speet, past participle gespeten)

  1. (transitive) to cause regret to, to cause to be sorry
    Zijn daden speten hem.
    He regretted his deeds. (His deeds caused him regret.)
  2. (impersonal) to regret, to be sorry
    Het spijt me.
    I regret it.

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Usage notes[edit]

Usually, no explicit subject is given, and the verb is used impersonally with the dummy pronoun het.

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