kümmern

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Based on French encombrer, Occitan encombrar, Italian ingombrare, thus going back to Latin cumulare. Cognate with English cumber, akin to Dutch bekommeren.

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Verb[edit]

kümmern (third-person singular simple 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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