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hin- +‎ kommen


  • IPA(key): [ˈhɪnˌkɔmən]
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  • Hyphenation: hin‧kom‧men


hinkommen (class 4 strong, third-person singular present kommt hin, past tense kam hin, past participle hingekommen, past subjunctive käme hin, auxiliary sein)

  1. to go or travel somewhere and arrive (can refer to the journey, the arrival, or both)
    Als wir hinkamen, hat es geregnet.
    When we went there, it was raining.
  2. (figuratively, chiefly with wo) to arrive at a situation (usually implying some negative condition)
    Wo kämen wir hin, wenn jeder täte, was er will!
    Where would we be if everybody did what they want!
    Wo sind wir nur hingekommen, dass sowas schon als normal gilt!
    What happened to us that such a thing is now considered normal!
  3. to manage, make do [+ mit (object)]
    Kommen wir damit hin?
    Can we make do with this?
  4. to be roughly right; to make sense
    1992, meinst du? Ja, das kommt hin.
    1992, you say? Yeah, that seems about right.


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Further reading[edit]

  • hinkommen” in Duden online
  • hinkommen” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache