starten

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Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

starten c

  1. singular definite of start

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starten (past singular startte, past participle gestart)

  1. to start

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English start +‎ -en.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʃtaʁtən/ (standard)
  • IPA(key): /ˈʃtaːtən/ (widespread, especially northern and central Germany)
  • (file)
  • Homophone: Staaten (not according to standard pronunciation)

Verb[edit]

starten (third-person singular simple present startet, past tense startete, past participle gestartet, auxiliary sein or haben)

  1. (intransitive, auxiliary sein) to start (race car, airplane, etc.)
    Die Maschine ist pünktlich gestartet.
    The plane started on time.
  2. (transitive, auxiliary haben) to start something
    Ich habe den Computer gestartet.
    I've started the computer.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Transitive starten is only used as “cause to run/move/proceed” (in a concrete or figurative sense). Possible objects of starten are machines, missiles, operations, projects, events, etc. The verb cannot be used in the sense of “begin to do”, for example in a sentence like: “He started smoking.” For this see anfangen and beginnen.

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

starten m

  1. definite singular of start

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

starten m

  1. definite singular of start

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

starten

  1. definite singular of start