behalten

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German behalten, from Old High German bihaltan, from Proto-West Germanic *bihaldan. Equivalent to be- +‎ halten.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [bəˈhaltn̩], [bəˈhaltən]
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

behalten (class 7 strong, third-person singular present behält, past tense behielt, past participle behalten, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to keep (money, items, etc. in one's possession)
  2. (transitive, with für+reflexive pronoun) to keep (information to oneself), to not reveal (a secret)
    Ich behalte es für mich.I'm keeping it secret.
  3. to remember

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Further reading[edit]

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