kennen

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

PIE root
*ǵneh₃-

From Old Dutch *kennen, from Proto-Germanic *kannijaną.

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kennen ‎(past singular kende, past participle gekend)

  1. To know (a person, a thing), be acquainted with
  2. (informal) (dialectal) kunnen

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Inflection of kennen (weak)
infinitive kennen
past singular kende
past participle gekend
infinitive kennen
gerund kennen n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular ken kende
2nd person sing. (jij) kent kende
2nd person sing. (u) kent kende
2nd person sing. (gij) kent kende
3rd person singular kent kende
plural kennen kenden
subjunctive sing.1 kenne kende
subjunctive plur.1 kennen kenden
imperative sing. ken
imperative plur.1 kent
participles kennend gekend
1) Archaic.

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German kennan, from Proto-Germanic *kannijaną ‎(to know). Cognate to English ken ‎(knowledge, understanding).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɛnən/
  • (file)
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

kennen ‎(strong, third-person singular simple present kennt, past tense kannte, past participle gekannt, past subjunctive kennte, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to know (someone); to be acquainted with
  2. (transitive) to know (some fact); to have knowledge of

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This verb is conjugated like rennen.

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Low German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with German and Dutch kennen, English ken.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɛnən/
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

kennen

  1. (transitive) to know (someone); to be acquainted with
  2. (transitive) to know (some fact); to have knowledge of

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  • (to know a fact): weten

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Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German kennan, from Proto-Germanic *kannijaną. Cognate with German kennen, Dutch kennen, English ken.

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kennen ‎(past participle kannt, auxiliary verb hunn)

  1. (transitive) to know

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