kümmern

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German kumbern, derived from the noun kumber, probably from Old French *combre (obstruction, barrier), itself probably from Gaulish. See Kummer for more.

Cognate with Hunsrik kimmre, Luxembourgish këmmeren.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkʏ.mɐn/
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Verb[edit]

kümmern (weak, third-person singular present kümmert, past tense kümmerte, past participle gekümmert, auxiliary haben)

  1. (reflexive) to take care, to look after
    Wer kümmert sich um die Ausbildung der Lehrlinge?
    Who takes care of training the interns?
  2. (transitive) to grieve, to afflict, to trouble, to concern

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Further reading[edit]

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