babbelen

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch babbelen, related to Middle Low German babbelen, ultimately from Proto-Germanic *babalōną.

Alternatively, related to the Tower of Babel

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

babbelen ‎(past singular babbelde, past participle gebabbeld)

  1. to chatter, to chit-chat, to talk casually

Conjugation[edit]

Inflection of babbelen (weak)
infinitive babbelen
past singular babbelde
past participle gebabbeld
infinitive babbelen
gerund babbelen n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular babbel babbelde
2nd person sing. (jij) babbelt babbelde
2nd person sing. (u) babbelt babbelde
2nd person sing. (gij) babbelt babbelde
3rd person singular babbelt babbelde
plural babbelen babbelden
subjunctive sing.1 babbele babbelde
subjunctive plur.1 babbelen babbelden
imperative sing. babbel
imperative plur.1 babbelt
participles babbelend gebabbeld
1) Archaic.

Synonyms[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

False friend of the English verb to babble.