frieren

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German vrieren, vriesen, from Old High German friosan, from Proto-Germanic *freusaną, from Proto-Indo-European *prews-. Cognate with Low German freren, freern, fresen, Dutch vriezen, English freeze, Danish fryse. Appearing -s- to -r- development due to rhotacism.

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frieren (class 2 strong, third-person singular simple present friert, past tense fror, past participle gefroren, past subjunctive fröre, auxiliary haben or sein)

  1. (intransitive, of a liquid, auxiliary: “sein”) to freeze
  2. (intransitive, of a person, auxiliary: “haben”) to feel cold
  3. (intransitive, impersonal, auxiliary: “haben”) to be freezing
    Es friert. — “It’s freezing.”

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Verb[edit]

frieren

  1. Second-person plural (ustedes) future subjunctive form of freír.
  2. Third-person plural (ellos, ellas, also used with ustedes?) future subjunctive form of freír.