decken

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German decchen, from Proto-Germanic *þakjaną. Compare Dutch dekken, English thatch, Danish tække.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdɛkən/, [-kən], [-kŋ̩]
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

decken ‎(third-person singular simple present deckt, past tense deckte, past participle gedeckt, auxiliary haben)

  1. to cover (a roof, a loss, with a blanket, etc.)
  2. (figuratively) to cover
    • 2010, Der Spiegel, issue 25/2010, page 129:
    • Zudem schrumpfen in Deutschland die Jahrgänge. Das Angebot an Arbeitnehmern, auch im Top-Bereich, wird bald nicht mehr reichen, um den Bedarf zu decken.
      In addition the age groups are shrinking in Germany. The supply of workers, also in the top region, will soon be no longer sufficient to cover the demand.
  3. to lay (as in laying the table)
  4. (soccer) to mark
  5. (reflexive) to be congruent, to coincide

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Verb[edit]

decken ‎(third-person singular present deckt, past participle gedeckt, auxiliary verb hunn)

  1. to cover

Conjugation[edit]

Regular
infinitive decken
participle gedeckt
auxiliary hunn
present
indicative
imperative
1st singular decken
2nd singular decks deck
3rd singular deckt
1st plural decken
2nd plural deckt deckt
3rd plural decken
(n) or (nn) indicates the Eifeler Regel.

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