beschäftigen

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German scheftec (active), possibly under the influence of Low German bescheftich (bustling, industrious).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˌbəˈʃɛftɪɡən], [ˌbəˈʃɛftɪɡŋ̍]
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

beschäftigen

  1. (reflexive) to keep oneself busy (mit with)
    Ich habe mich heute mit dem Wiki beschäftigt.
    I kept myself busy with the Wiki today.
  2. to concern oneself

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