sprechen

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Etymology[edit]

From Old High German sprehhan, from Proto-Germanic *sprekaną, from Proto-Indo-European *spreg- (to make a sound, utter, speak). Compare Dutch spreken, English speak.

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  • IPA(key): /ʃpʁɛçn̩/
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Verb[edit]

sprechen (class 4 strong, third-person singular simple present spricht, past tense sprach, past participle gesprochen, past subjunctive spräche, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to speak (some language, the truth, etc.)
  2. (intransitive) to speak; to talk; to give a speech
  3. (transitive) to say (something)

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