ändern

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See also: andern

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German endern, more at anderer (other, different). Cognate with Hunsrik ennre.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʔɛndɐn/
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Verb[edit]

ändern (weak, third-person singular present ändert, past tense änderte, past participle geändert, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to change, to alter
    Früher dachte ich, Botanik sei langweilig, aber ich habe meine Meinung geändert.
    I used to think Botany was boring, but I've changed my opinion.
  2. (reflexive) to change, to vary
    Hoffentlich wird sich diese unglückliche Situation bald ändern.
    Hopefully this unfortunate situation will change soon.

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Further reading[edit]

  • ändern” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • ändern” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • ändern” in Duden online
  • ändern” in OpenThesaurus.de