lukken

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch lucken, an alternative form of gelucken (modern gelukken), from geluc ‎(luck, fortune) (modern geluk).

Verb[edit]

lukken

  1. (intransitive) to succeed, to work, to go right
    Ja, het lukt!
    Yes, it's working!
    Zijn pogingen lukten soms wel, soms niet.
    His attempts sometimes succeeded, sometimes they didn't.
  2. (impersonal, with indirect object and te/om te) to manage to, to succeed in, to be able to
    Het is haar gelukkig toch nog gelukt om veilig thuis te komen.
    Fortunately, she managed to get home safely after all.

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of lukken (weak)
infinitive lukken
past singular lukte
past participle gelukt
infinitive lukken
gerund lukken n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular luk lukte
2nd person sing. (jij) lukt lukte
2nd person sing. (u) lukt lukte
2nd person sing. (gij) lukt lukte
3rd person singular lukt lukte
plural lukken lukten
subjunctive sing.1 lukke lukte
subjunctive plur.1 lukken lukten
imperative sing. luk
imperative plur.1 lukt
participles lukkend gelukt
1) Archaic.

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