klappen

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Danish[edit]

Verb[edit]

klappen

  1. gerund of klappe

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch clappen, from Old Dutch *klappon, from Proto-Germanic *klappōną.

Verb[edit]

klappen

  1. to clap (make sound or music with the hands)
  2. to applaud (clap hands in order to praise)
    Synonyms: applaudisseren
  3. to smack, strike rather hard and/or loud
  4. to crack with a loud sound, like a whip
  5. to fold, to hinge
  6. to wag one's lips, talk, converse
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of klappen (weak)
infinitive klappen
past singular klapte
past participle geklapt
infinitive klappen
gerund klappen n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular klap klapte
2nd person sing. (jij) klapt klapte
2nd person sing. (u) klapt klapte
2nd person sing. (gij) klapt klapte
3rd person singular klapt klapte
plural klappen klapten
subjunctive sing.1 klappe klapte
subjunctive plur.1 klappen klapten
imperative sing. klap
imperative plur.1 klapt
participles klappend geklapt
1) Archaic.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Non-lemma forms.

Noun[edit]

klappen

  1. Plural form of klap

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A Central and Low German verb of old age; from Middle Low German klappen, probably from Proto-Germanic *klappōną. Cognate with Dutch klappen, English clap, Old High German klapfō (clapping sound). Also related with German klaffen (to be wide open).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈklapən/, [ˈklapən], [ˈklapm̩]
  • Hyphenation: klap‧pen
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

klappen (third-person singular simple present klappt, past tense klappte, past participle geklappt, auxiliary haben)

  1. (intransitive) to clap (make a soft clapping sound, particularly of something being closed)
  2. (transitive) to fold; to flip; to bend (to close or open a hinge)
    Zum Transport muss diese Liege geklappt werden.
    In order to be transportable, this deckchair needs to be folded.
  3. (intransitive, chiefly colloquial) to work (out)
    Wenn alles klappt, bin ich um sieben zu Hause.
    If everything works out, I’ll be home by seven.

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Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German klopfen, from Old High German klophōn. Cognate with German klopfen.

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klappen (third-person singular present klappt, past participle geklappt, auxiliary verb hunn)

  1. (transitive) to knock, to beat, to pound
  2. (intransitive) to beat, to throb, to pulse
  3. (transitive) to beat, to defeat
  4. (intransitive) to rattle, to clatter
  5. (intransitive, of rabbits) to thump
  6. (intransitive) to work out, to go as planned

Conjugation[edit]

Regular
infinitive klappen
participle geklappt
auxiliary hunn
present
indicative
imperative
1st singular klappen
2nd singular klapps klapp
3rd singular klappt
1st plural klappen
2nd plural klappt klappt
3rd plural klappen
(n) or (nn) indicates the Eifeler Regel.