öffnen

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German offenen, from Old High German offanōn, from Proto-Germanic *upanōną. Compare Dutch openen and English open.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʔœfnən/
  • Hyphenation: öff‧nen
  • (file)
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

öffnen ‎(third-person singular simple present öffnet, past tense öffnete, past participle geöffnet, auxiliary haben)

  1. to open
    Das Kind öffnete die Fenster.
    The child opened the windows.

Usage notes[edit]

While öffnen isn't explicitly formal, it is fairly infrequent in everyday spoken language, typically replaced by the colloquial aufmachen

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