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an- +‎ gehen. Compare Dutch aangaan.


  • IPA(key): /ˈanˌɡeː(ə)n/, [ˈʔanˌɡeːən], [ˈʔaŋ-], [-ˌɡeːn̩], [-ˌɡeːn]
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  • Hyphenation: an‧ge‧hen


angehen (class 7 strong, third-person singular simple present geht an, past tense ging an, past participle angegangen, past subjunctive ginge an, auxiliary sein)

  1. (transitive) to concern, regard
    Was Ihre erste Frage angeht, so ist das Gegenstand laufender Forschung.
    Regarding your first question: this is subject to ongoing resarch.
    Das geht dich überhaupt nichts an!
    That is none of your business at all!
  2. (transitive) to tackle (a problem); to start (a project); to enter into
    Die Mannschaft muss die Saison mit dezimiertem Kader angehen.
    The team is forced to tackle the season with a reduced squad.
  3. (intransitive, of a machine etc.) to turn on, start, be started
    Wenn der Fernseher von selber angeht, schalt ihn einfach wieder aus.
    If the TV should turn on by itself, just turn it back off.


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