helfen

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German hëlfen, from Old High German helfan, from Proto-Germanic *helpaną, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱelb-, *ḱelp-. Cognate with Low German helpen, Dutch helpen, English help, Danish hjælpe.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈhɛlfn̩/
  • (file)
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: hel‧fen

Verb[edit]

helfen (class 3 strong, third-person singular simple present hilft, past tense half, past participle geholfen, past subjunctive hülfe, auxiliary haben)

  1. (with an object in the dative case) to help (someone); to assist; to aid
    Ich habe ihr bei der Reparatur des Wagens geholfen.
    I helped her with the repair of the car.

Conjugation[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

External links[edit]


Middle High German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German helfan, from Proto-Germanic *helpaną. Cognate with Middle Low German helpen, Middle Dutch helpen, and Middle English helpen.

Verb[edit]

hëlfen

  1. to help

Conjugation[edit]

Descendants[edit]