flöten

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See also: floten and Flöten

German[edit]

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  • IPA(key): /ˈfløːtən/, [ˈfløːtən], [ˈfløːtn̩]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: flö‧ten

Verb[edit]

flöten (weak, third-person singular present flötet, past tense flötete, past participle geflötet, auxiliary haben)

  1. to play the flute
    Er flötet bei uns im Schulorchester.
    He plays the flute in our school orchestra.
  2. to speak in a high voice, usually charmingly
    „Guten Morgen, Schätzchen!“ flötete sie.
    "Good morning, darling!" she said in a flattering voice.
  3. (regional) to whistle
    Er flötete fröhlich vor sich hin.
    He was happily whistling to himself.
  4. (regional, sports) to act as referee
    Der flötet wie ein Blinder!
    The guy is refereeing like a blind man!

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