rechnen

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German rehhanōn (akin to Old Saxon *rekenen), from Proto-Germanic *rekanōną. Compare Low German rekenen, Dutch rekenen and English reckon. Indirectly derived from Proto-Indo-European *h₃reǵ-.

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Verb[edit]

rechnen (third-person singular simple present rechnet, past tense rechnete, past participle gerechnet, auxiliary haben)

  1. to count
  2. to reckon
  3. (with 'mit') to expect
    • 2010, Der Spiegel, issue 22/2010, page 13:
      In ihren ökonomischen Eckwerten im April rechnete die Regierung fürs kommende Jahr noch mit 3,43 Millionen Arbeitslosen.
      In their economic guidance values of April the government still expected 3.43 million unemployed for the coming year.

Usage notes[edit]

Compare the form of rechnen mit to count on.

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