kieken

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Dutch[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *kiukīną, cognate with chicken.

Noun[edit]

kieken n ‎(plural kiekens, diminutive kiekentje n)

  1. A chick, young domestic fowl
  2. (by extension) Any chicken
  3. (figuratively) A dumb bird, derogatory term for a (usually female) airhead
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Etymology 2[edit]

From the name of Dutch photographer Israël Kiek.

Verb[edit]

kieken

  1. To photograph, take/shoot (a) picture(s)
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of kieken (weak)
infinitive kieken
past singular kiekte
past participle gekiekt
infinitive kieken
gerund kieken n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular kiek kiekte
2nd person sing. (jij) kiekt kiekte
2nd person sing. (u) kiekt kiekte
2nd person sing. (gij) kiekt kiekte
3rd person singular kiekt kiekte
plural kieken kiekten
subjunctive sing.1 kieke kiekte
subjunctive plur.1 kieken kiekten
imperative sing. kiek
imperative plur.1 kiekt
participles kiekend gekiekt
1) Archaic.
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Noun[edit]

kieken

  1. Plural form of kiek(snapshot)

Etymology 3[edit]

Germanic

Noun[edit]

kieken

  1. Plural form of kiek(plant)

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German kīken. The verb is strong in Low German, but treated as weak in standard German. Cognate with Dutch kijken. Compare also German gucken, kucken, which need not be originally related, but has probably been influenced by kieken.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkiːkən/, [ˈkiːkən], [ˈkiːkŋ̩]

Verb[edit]

kieken ‎(third-person singular simple present kiekt, past tense kiekte, past participle gekiekt, auxiliary haben)

  1. (colloquial, regional, Northern Germany, particularly north-east) to look; to glance
    Wat kiekt der Typ denn so hier rüber?
    Why’s that guy looking over here like that?

Usage notes[edit]

  • Although the verb itself is regionally and stylistically narrowly restricted, the phrase auf dem Kieker is in common use.

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