hauen

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Basque[edit]

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hauen

  1. genitive plural of hau

Pronoun[edit]

hauen

  1. genitive plural of hau

Finnish[edit]

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hauen

  1. Genitive singular form of hauki.

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German houwen, Old High German houwan, from Proto-Germanic *hawwaną. Cognate with English hew.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈhaʊ̯ən], [ˈhaʊ̯n]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: hau‧en

Verb[edit]

hauen (weak or class 7 strong, third-person singular present haut, past tense haute or hieb, past participle gehauen or (only in some regional vernaculars) gehaut, auxiliary haben)

  1. (literary) to thrust, slash (with a weapon)
    Er hieb nach meinem Helm.He thrust for my helmet.
  2. (transitive) to cut, hew
    Der Einbrecher haut ein Loch in die Wand.The burglar cuts a hole in the wall.
  3. (colloquial) to hit, beat, bang, whack
    Meine Mutter hat ihn gehauen.My mother hit him.
    Sie haute die Nägel in die Wand.She banged the nails into the wall
  4. (reflexive, colloquial) to fling oneself
    Ich werde mich in die Falle hauen.I'm going to hit the sack
  5. (regional) to chop, chop down

Usage notes[edit]

The strong preterite form hieb is only common in the literary sense of to thrust, and also in the set phrase in die gleiche Kerbe hauen, otherwise it's rare and/or stilted, with haute being used instead. However, the main past participle is still gehauen outside of some regional vernaculars.

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Further reading[edit]

  • hauen” in Duden online