bedeuten

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From be- +‎ deuten.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bəˈdɔɪ̯tn̩/, /bəˈdɔɪ̯tən/
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Verb[edit]

bedeuten (weak, third-person singular present bedeutet, past tense bedeutete, past participle bedeutet, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to imply, to mean, to signify, to indicate, to spell, to betoken
    Ein klarer Himmel bedeutet eine kalte Nacht.
    A clear sky means a cold night.
  2. (ditransitive) to signify to, to have meaning to
    Aber Liebling! Sabina bedeutet mir nichts!
    But darling! Sabina means nothing to me!
  3. (transitive) to signify, to represent, to denote (To have a certain meaning (when translated, deciphered, etc.)
    Übersetzt bedeutet der Name so viel wie "starker Krieger".
    Translated, the name means something like "strong warrior".

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Further reading[edit]

  • bedeuten” in Duden online
  • bedeuten” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache