kussen

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See also: küssen

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkʏsə(n)/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: kus‧sen

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Dutch *kussen, from Proto-Germanic *kussijaną. Compare German and Low German küssen, English kiss, Danish kysse.

Verb[edit]

kussen ‎(past singular kuste, past participle gekust)

  1. (transitive) to kiss, to give a kiss to
    Ik kuste hem zachtjes op zijn wang.
    I kissed him gently on the cheek.
  2. (intransitive) to practice kissing
    Niemand kust beter dan hij.
    Nobody kisses better than he.
Conjugation[edit]
Inflection of kussen (weak)
infinitive kussen
past singular kuste
past participle gekust
infinitive kussen
gerund kussen n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular kus kuste
2nd person sing. (jij) kust kuste
2nd person sing. (u) kust kuste
2nd person sing. (gij) kust kuste
3rd person singular kust kuste
plural kussen kusten
subjunctive sing.1 kusse kuste
subjunctive plur.1 kussen kusten
imperative sing. kus
imperative plur.1 kust
participles kussend gekust
1) Archaic.
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  • Afrikaans: kus

Noun[edit]

kussen

  1. Plural form of kus

Etymology 2[edit]

cognate with cushion

Noun[edit]

kussen n ‎(plural kussens, diminutive kussentje n)

  1. A pillow, cushion
  2. Something that cushions: protects, absorbs...
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Finnish[edit]

Verb[edit]

kussen

  1. First-person singular potential present form of kusta.