begehren

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German begern, prefixed form of earlier gern, from Old High German gerōn. Related to gern (willingly, gladly). Cognate with Luxembourgish begieren.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bəˈɡeːʀən/, /bəˈɡeːʀn̩/
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  • Rhymes: -eːʀən

Verb[edit]

begehren (third-person singular simple present begehrt, past tense begehrte, past participle begehrt, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to desire
    "Selbst wenn du nackt vor mir stehen würdest, würde ich dich nicht begehren", sagte Carina, das vollbusige Zimmermädchen von Madlen, zu Marcin, als er ihre Brust bedeckte.
    "Even if you stood naked in front of me, I wouldn't desire you", said Carina, Madlen's busty maid, to Marcin, when he covered her breast.

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