führen

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfyːʁən/, [ˈfyːʁən], [ˈfyːɐn] (standard)
  • IPA(key): /fyːɐ̯n/, /fʏɐ̯n/ (common speech)
  • (file)

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old High German fuoren, from Proto-Germanic *fōrijaną, originally the causative of faran ‎(to proceed).

Verb[edit]

führen ‎(third-person singular simple present führt, past tense führte, past participle geführt, auxiliary haben)

  1. to lead
  2. (formal) to carry, to sell
    Der Laden führt keine Zigaretten.
    The shop doesn't carry cigarettes.
  3. (of a discussion, negotiation, etc.) to hold, to have
    • 1919, Walther Kabel, Irrende Seelen, Werner Dietsch Verlag, page 108:
      Unsere Unterredung wurde jetzt im leichten Plauderton geführt wie ein harmloses Gespräch unter guten Bekannten.
      Our discussion was now held in a light conversational tone like a harmless chat between friendly acquaintances.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

führen

  1. first-person plural subjunctive past form of fahren
  2. third-person plural subjunctive past form of fahren

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