begeven

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From be- +‎ geven.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

begeven (past singular begaf, past participle begeven)

  1. (intransitive, het begeven) to give way, break down
    De brug begaf het.: The bridge collapsed.
  2. (reflexive) to go (somewhere), move towards
    zich naar huis begeven: to go home

Conjugation[edit]

Inflection of begeven (strong class 5, prefixed)
infinitive begeven
past singular begaf
past participle begeven
infinitive begeven
gerund begeven n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular begeef begaf
2nd person sing. (jij) begeeft begaf
2nd person sing. (u) begeeft begaf
2nd person sing. (gij) begeeft begaaft
3rd person singular begeeft begaf
plural begeven begaven
subjunctive sing.1 begeve begave
subjunctive plur.1 begeven begaven
imperative sing. begeef
imperative plur.1 begeeft
participles begevend begeven
1) Archaic.

Participle[edit]

begeven

  1. past participle of begeven

Declension[edit]

Inflection of begeven
uninflected begeven
inflected begeven
comparative
positive
predicative/adverbial begeven
indefinite m./f. sing. begeven
n. sing. begeven
plural begeven
definite begeven
partitive begevens