maachen

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Luxembourgish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • man (southern dialects)

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German mahhōn, from Proto-Germanic *makōną. Cognate with German machen, Dutch maken, English make.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

maachen (third-person singular present mécht, preterite mouch, past participle gemaach or gemat or gemaacht, past subjunctive méich, auxiliary verb hunn)

  1. to make
    De Betrib huet dëst Joer e gudde Profit gemaach.
    The business made a good profit this year.
  2. to do
    Ech maache vill Sport, fir a Form ze bleiwen.
    I do lots of sport to keep in shape.
  3. to take (a photograph)
  4. to make, to equal
  5. to put, to place
  6. (reflexive) to act, to pretend

Conjugation[edit]

  • The preterite and subjunctive forms given hereunder are obsolete in general Luxembourgish, but may still be used in some northern dialects.
Irregular with past tense
infinitive maachen
participle gemaach
auxiliary hunn
present
indicative
past
indicative
conditional imperative
1st singular maachen mouch méich
2nd singular méchs mouchs méichs maach
3rd singular mécht mouch méich
1st plural maachen mouchen méichen
2nd plural maacht moucht méicht maacht
3rd plural maachen mouchen méichen
(n) or (nn) indicates the Eifeler Regel.

Derived terms[edit]