worden

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch werden, from Old Dutch werthan, from Proto-Germanic *werþaną. Compare German werden, Swedish varda, obsolete English worth (to become) and Latin vertere (turn).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • IPA(key): /ˈʋɔr.də(n)/, wɔr.də(n)/

Verb[edit]

worden (past singular werd, past participle geworden)

  1. (copulative) to become
    Zij wilde altijd al lerares worden. — She always wanted to become a teacher.
  2. (transitive, auxiliary) Used to form the imperfect tense of the passive voice, together with a past participle.
    Ze worden gered. — They are being saved.
    De muur werd geschilderd. — The wall was being painted.
    De muur zal worden geschilderd. — The wall will be painted. / The wall is going to be painted.
    Note: The perfect tense passive is formed using zijn.

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German[edit]

Verb[edit]

worden

  1. past participle of werden
    Note: used in forming the perfect tense passive; in other cases, the past pariciple is geworden.

Old English[edit]

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Verb[edit]

worden

  1. past participle of weorþan