helpen

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch helpen, from Old Dutch helpan, from Proto-Germanic *helpaną.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɦɛl.pə(n)/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: hel‧pen
  • Rhymes: -ɛlpən

Verb[edit]

helpen

  1. (transitive) to help
    Wie mag ik helpen?Whom may I help?
  2. (transitive) to provide, to supply [+ aan (with)]
    Bedankt dat je mij aan dat truitje hebt geholpen!Thanks for getting me that sweater!
  3. (transitive) to get hooked, to cause (someone) to be very keen (on), addicted or depended [+ aan (to)]
    Die vriendengroup had haar aan de drank geholpen.That circle of friends got her addicted to alcohol.

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of helpen (strong class 3+7)
infinitive helpen
past singular hielp
past participle geholpen
infinitive helpen
gerund helpen n
present tense past tense
1st person singular help hielp
2nd person sing. (jij) helpt hielp
2nd person sing. (u) helpt hielp
2nd person sing. (gij) helpt hielpt
3rd person singular helpt hielp
plural helpen hielpen
subjunctive sing.1 helpe hielpe
subjunctive plur.1 helpen hielpen
imperative sing. help
imperative plur.1 helpt
participles helpend geholpen
1) Archaic.

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  • Afrikaans: help

Low German[edit]

Verb[edit]

helpen

  1. Alternative spelling of hölpen

Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch helpan, from Proto-Germanic *helpaną.

Verb[edit]

helpen

  1. to help, to aid, to assist
  2. to be helpful, to be beneficial

Inflection[edit]

Strong class 3
Infinitive helpen
3rd sg. past halp
3rd pl. past holpen
Past participle geholpen
Infinitive helpen
In genitive helpens
In dative helpene
Indicative Present Past
1st singular helpe halp
2nd singular helps, helpes holps, holpes
3rd singular helpt, helpet halp
1st plural helpen holpen
2nd plural helpt, helpet holpt, holpet
3rd plural helpen holpen
Subjunctive Present Past
1st singular helpe holpe
2nd singular helps, helpes holpes
3rd singular helpe holpe
1st plural helpen holpen
2nd plural helpt, helpet holpet
3rd plural helpen holpen
Imperative Present
Singular help, helpe
Plural helpt, helpet
Present Past
Participle helpende geholpen

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Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English helpan, from Proto-Germanic *helpaną.

Verb[edit]

helpen (third-person singular simple present helpeth, present participle helpende, first-/third-person singular past indicative holp, past participle holpen)

  1. to help

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Middle Low German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Saxon helpan (to help), from Proto-Germanic *helpaną. Cognate with English helpan, Dutch helpen and German helfen.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (originally) IPA(key): /hɛlpən/

Verb[edit]

helpen

  1. to help

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West Frisian[edit]

Noun[edit]

helpen

  1. plural of help