drehen

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German dræjen, dræhen, from Old High German drāen (akin to Old Saxon thrāian), from Proto-West Germanic *þrāan, from Proto-Germanic *þrēaną. Cognate with Dutch draaien.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdʁeːən/
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  • Rhymes: -eːən

Verb[edit]

drehen (weak, third-person singular present dreht, past tense drehte, past participle gedreht, auxiliary haben)

  1. to turn, revolve, rotate, roll
    Die Erde dreht um die Sonne.The earth revolves around the sun.
  2. (cinematography) to shoot
  3. to veer
  4. to shape with a lathe
  5. (reflexive) to turn around, to spin around

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