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 (weak, third-person singular present beschäftigt, past tense beschäftigte, past participle beschäftigt, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to occupy, to keep occupied, to employ, to engage (possess or use the time, capacity or service of)
  2. (reflexive) to keep oneself busy, to keep oneself occupied (mit with)
    Ich habe mich heute mit dem Wiki beschäftigt.
    I kept myself busy with the Wiki today.
  3. (reflexive) to concern oneself

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