nachkommen

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German nāchkomen, from Old High German nāhqueman; equivalent to nach- +‎ kommen. Compare Dutch nakomen.

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • IPA(key): /ˈnaːxˌkɔmən/
  • Hyphenation: nach‧kom‧men
  • Homophone: Nachkommen

Verb[edit]

nachkommen (class 4 strong, third-person singular simple present kommt nach, past tense kam nach, past participle nachgekommen, past subjunctive käme nach, auxiliary sein)

  1. (intransitive) to come later; to come up; to come when others already have
    Geht schon mal vor, ich komme nach.
    Just go ahead, I’m coming up.
  2. (intransitive, + mit, chiefly in negation) to keep up (with); to keep track (of)
    Lauft mal etwas langsamer, ich komme kaum noch nach.
    Please walk a little more slowly, I can hardly keep up anymore.
    Ich komme gar nicht mehr nach mit seinen ganzen Projektchen.
    I can’t even keep track of all of his little projects anymore.
  3. (intransitive, + dative) to comply (with); to meet; to satisfy (obligations, requirements, etc.)
    Er kommt seinen ehelichen Verpflichtungen nicht nach.
    He does not comply with his marital obligations.

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