blaffen

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

blaffen

  1. Plural form of blaf

Verb[edit]

blaffen ‎(past singular blafte, past participle geblaft)

  1. (intransitive) To bark, like a canine and certain others species
  2. (intransitive) To shout rudely etc.
  3. (intransitive) To grumble, notably said of a hungry stomach
  4. (intransitive) To utter pointless sounds, e.g. protest or argue in vain

Conjugation[edit]

Inflection of blaffen (weak)
infinitive blaffen
past singular blafte
past participle geblaft
infinitive blaffen
gerund blaffen n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular blaf blafte
2nd person sing. (jij) blaft blafte
2nd person sing. (u) blaft blafte
2nd person sing. (gij) blaft blafte
3rd person singular blaft blafte
plural blaffen blaften
subjunctive sing.1 blaffe blafte
subjunctive plur.1 blaffen blaften
imperative sing. blaf
imperative plur.1 blaft
participles blaffend geblaft
1) Archaic.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (to bark, like a canine) bassen

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Likely borrowed from Middle Dutch blaffen, which has the earliest attestations. Compare modern Dutch blaffen. Ultimately pertaining to bellen.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

blaffen ‎(third-person singular simple present blafft, past tense blaffte, past participle geblafft, auxiliary haben)

  1. to bark briefly
  2. to speak or shout in an aggressive, rude manner

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