bewusst

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See also: bewußt

German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Altered under the influence of gewusst from earlier bewist, from Middle High German bewissen (to know all about, be conscious of, be aware of).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bəˈvʊst/
  • Hyphenation: be‧wusst
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Adjective[edit]

bewusst (strong nominative masculine singular bewusster, comparative bewusster, superlative am bewusstesten)

  1. (often with dative reflexive pronoun and genitive object) conscious, aware
    Ja, ich war mir dieser Tatsache bewusst.
    Yes, I was aware of that fact.
  2. intentional
    bewusste Täuschungintentional deception

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Dutch: bewust

Usage notes[edit]

The spelling bewusst has been the prescribed spelling since the German spelling reform of 1996 (the Rechtschreibreform). In Switzerland and Liechtenstein, it had already been standard since ⟨ß⟩ was deprecated in the 1930s. In the affected areas, the previous spelling (bewußt) is now less common, and may be regarded as a misspelling.

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