ballen

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See also: Ballen and Bällen

Catalan[edit]

Verb[edit]

ballen

  1. third-person plural present indicative form of ballar

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɑlə(n)/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: bal‧len
  • Rhymes: -ɑlən

Etymology 1[edit]

From bal +‎ -en.

Verb[edit]

ballen

  1. (intransitive) to play with a ball
  2. (transitive) to form into a ball or similar shape; to clasp, clench (into a fist)
  3. (transitive, vulgar) to fuck
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of ballen (weak)
infinitive ballen
past singular balde
past participle gebald
infinitive ballen
gerund ballen n
present tense past tense
1st person singular bal balde
2nd person sing. (jij) balt balde
2nd person sing. (u) balt balde
2nd person sing. (gij) balt balde
3rd person singular balt balde
plural ballen balden
subjunctive sing.1 balle balde
subjunctive plur.1 ballen balden
imperative sing. bal
imperative plur.1 balt
participles ballend gebald
1) Archaic.
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Noun[edit]

ballen

  1. plural of bal

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Either from Old High German or borrowed from Old French bale, or a related term in the Romance family. Probably cognate with English bale, which is itself of similar uncertain etymological derivation.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

ballen (weak, third-person singular present ballt, past tense ballte, past participle geballt, auxiliary haben)

  1. to agglomerate
  2. to bale
  3. (fist) to clench
  4. (clouds) to gather

Conjugation[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

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

Huave[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish ballena.

Noun[edit]

ballen

  1. whale

References[edit]

  • Stairs Kreger, Glenn Albert; Scharfe de Stairs, Emily Florence; Olvaries Oviedo, Proceso; Ponce Villanueva, Tereso; Comonfort Llave, Lorenzo (1981) Diccionario huave de San Mateo del Mar (Serie de vocabularios indígenas “Mariano Silva y Aceves”; 24)‎[1] (in Spanish), México, D.F.: Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, page 85

Northern Sami[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Kautokeino) IPA(key): /ˈpallen/

Verb[edit]

ballen

  1. first-person singular past indicative of ballat

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

ballen m

  1. definite singular of ball

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

ballen m

  1. definite singular of ball

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

ballen

  1. definite singular of balle
  2. (humorous) Contraction of balkongen (the balcony).
    • 2021 April 21, Patrik Isaksson, “patrikisakssonofficial”, in Instagram[2]:
      Sitter på ballen nu å njuter. Hoppas ni har en härlig dag.
      Sitting on the balcony now enjoying. Hope you have a wonderful day.
    • 2021 September 21, Kenza Zouiten, “Sitter på ballen med en kall cola”, in Kenzas.se[3]:
      Jag har hittat internet ute på ballen! Inte så stark signalstyrka dock så det går lite segt…
      I found internet out on the balcony! Not so strong signal strength though so it's a bit slow…