rappen

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Rappen.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

rappen ‎(plural rappen)

  1. A unit of currency in Switzerland and Liechtenstein, equal to one-hundredth of a Swiss franc. [from 17th c.]
    • 1979, John Le Carré, Smiley's People, Folio Society 2010, p. 273:
      ‘Meticulous to a fault,’ he declared respectfully – even if the fault included checking Toby's imprest down to the last Swiss Rappen, a discipline he accepted with a rueful grace.
    • 2015, Jill Alexander Essbaum, Hausfrau, Random House 2015, p. 112:
      There was a hole the size of a ten-rappen coin on her right shin and a run laddering after it.

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From rap.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

rappen ‎(past singular rapte, past participle gerapt)

  1. to rap (speak lyrics in the style of rap music)

Conjugation[edit]

Inflection of rappen (weak)
infinitive rappen
past singular rapte
past participle gerapt
infinitive rappen
gerund rappen n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular rap rapte
2nd person sing. (jij) rapt rapte
2nd person sing. (u) rapt rapte
2nd person sing. (gij) rapt rapte
3rd person singular rapt rapte
plural rappen rapten
subjunctive sing.1 rappe rapte
subjunctive plur.1 rappen rapten
imperative sing. rap
imperative plur.1 rapt
participles rappend gerapt
1) Archaic.

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʁɛpən/ (standard)
  • IPA(key): /ˈɹɛpən/ (many speakers, approximating English pronunciation)

Verb[edit]

rappen ‎(third-person singular simple present rappt, past tense rappte, past participle gerappt, auxiliary haben)

  1. to rap

Conjugation[edit]

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