lopen

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch lopen, from Old Dutch *lōpan, *loupan, from Proto-Germanic *hlaupaną ‎(to run), from Proto-Indo-European *klAub-, *klAup- ‎(to spring, stumble). Cognate with Low German lopen, German laufen ‎(to walk, go, run), West Frisian ljeppe, English leap, Danish løbe, Swedish löpa ‎(to run). More at leap.

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Verb[edit]

lopen ‎(past singular liep, past participle gelopen)

  1. (intransitive, with the auxiliary zijn) To run, go fast on one's own legs
    Ik ben naar de stad gelopen.
    I ran to the city.
  2. (intransitive) To run, cover distance, follow a track etc.
    Hij heeft daar veel gelopen.
    He did a lot of running there.
  3. (intransitive, with the auxiliary zijn) To walk, go somewhere regardless of speed.
    Ik ben naar de stad gelopen.
    I walked to the city.
  4. (intransitive) To walk in general
    Hij heeft daar veel gelopen.
    He did a lot of walking there.
  5. (intransitive) To be open, current, activated
  6. (intransitive) To lose liquid: drip, gush, leak
  7. (intransitive, with te and another verb) Used as an alternative to zijn + aan het to form a continuous aspect. Although it carries an implication of walking, this is vague and not emphasized.
    Wat loop jij daar te doen?
    What are you doing there?
Usage notes[edit]

In Flanders, the word usually means "to run", while in the Netherlands it usually means "to walk". An identical phrase will thus be interpreted differently depending on the area where the speaker comes from.

Conjugation[edit]
Inflection of lopen (strong class 7)
infinitive lopen
past singular liep
past participle gelopen
infinitive lopen
gerund lopen n
verbal noun loop
present tense past tense
1st person singular loop liep
2nd person sing. (jij) loopt liep
2nd person sing. (u) loopt liep
2nd person sing. (gij) loopt liept
3rd person singular loopt liep
plural lopen liepen
subjunctive sing.1 lope liepe
subjunctive plur.1 lopen liepen
imperative sing. loop
imperative plur.1 loopt
participles lopend gelopen
1) Archaic.
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Noun[edit]

lopen

  1. Plural form of loop

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Dutch loope, lopin (perhaps cognate with French), presumably a diminutive of loop ‎(jump), cognate with Old English leap.

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Noun[edit]

lopen ? ‎(uncountable, diminutive loopje n)

  1. A dry measure of content
  2. An apparently larger land measure
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Finnish[edit]

(index lo)

Adverb[edit]

lopen

  1. altogether, to death
    Olen lopen kyllästynyt tähän paikkaan!
    I'm fed up to here with this place!

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Low German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German lōpen, from Old Saxon hlōpan, from Proto-Germanic *hlaupaną, from Proto-Indo-European *klAub-, *klAup- ‎(to spring, stumble). Cognate with Dutch lopen, German laufen ‎(to run), West Frisian ljeppe, English leap, Danish løbe, Swedish löpa ‎(to run).

Verb[edit]

lopen (past singular leep, past participle lopen, auxiliary verb hebben or wesen)

  1. to leap, run

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