reden

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Cornish[edit]

Noun[edit]

reden f (singulative redenen)

  1. ferns

Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

reden c

  1. definite singular of rede

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Rhymes: -eːdən
  • (file)
  • IPA(key): /ˈreːdə(n)/

Etymology 1[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun[edit]

reden f (plural redenen, diminutive redentje n)

  1. reason, ground
    Om een of andere redenFor some reason
  2. rescue
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Etymology 2[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun[edit]

reden m (plural redens)

  1. (mathematics) proportion
    Synonym: verhouding

Etymology 3[edit]

From Middle Dutch rêden (to ready).

Verb[edit]

reden

  1. (nautical) to equip (a ship)
  2. (by extension) to equip, fit, supply with (something with a supplemental tool)
    Synonym: uitrusten
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of reden (weak)
infinitive reden
past singular reedde
past participle gereed
infinitive reden
gerund reden n
present tense past tense
1st person singular reed reedde
2nd person sing. (jij) reedt reedde
2nd person sing. (u) reedt reedde
2nd person sing. (gij) reedt reedde
3rd person singular reedt reedde
plural reden reedden
subjunctive sing.1 rede reedde
subjunctive plur.1 reden reedden
imperative sing. reed
imperative plur.1 reedt
participles redend gereed
1) Archaic.

Etymology 4[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Noun[edit]

reden

  1. Plural form of rede

Verb[edit]

reden

  1. plural past indicative and subjunctive of rijden

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German reden, from Old High German redōn, rediōn (to speak), a derivative of reda, redia (speech, word, opinion, view, mind), from Proto-Germanic *raþjǭ, *raþjō (accountability, speech). See Rede.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

reden (weak, third-person singular present redet, past tense redete, past participle geredet, auxiliary haben)

  1. (intransitive, [über — about], [mit — with], [zu (+ dative) — to]) to talk, to speak, to orate
    Der Präsident wird in seiner Ansprache über die Wirtschaft reden.
    The President will talk about the economy in his address.
  2. (intransitive) to talk, to reveal (something secret)
    Trotz der Befragung durch die Polizei hat der Verdächtige nicht geredet.
    Despite questioning by the police, the suspect didn't talk.
  3. (transitive, [über — about], [von — of], [zu (+ dative) — to]) to say (something), to speak (in a language, etc.)
    Seit ihrer Ankunft hat sie kein Wort geredet.
    She hasn't said a word since she arrived.
    Jetzt redest du Unsinn.
    Now you're talking nonsense.
    Ich redete Deutsch zu ihm, aber er verstand mich nicht.
    I spoke German to him but he didn't understand.

Usage notes[edit]

  • In formal standard German, reden is used alongside the more common sprechen. In the vernacular, reden is generally preferred, particularly in the southern half of the language area, but also in the north.

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Further reading[edit]

  • reden” in Duden online
  • reden” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Verb[edit]

rêden

  1. to ready, to get ready
Inflection[edit]

This verb needs an inflection-table template.

Alternative forms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Limburgish: reide

Etymology 2[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Verb[edit]

rēden

  1. (rare) to speak
Inflection[edit]

This verb needs an inflection-table template.

Further reading[edit]


Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English rǣdan (to advise, read), from Proto-Germanic *rēdaną (to advise, counsel). Cognate with Danish råde, Dutch raden, German raten, Swedish råda. The development from ‘advise, interpret’ to ‘interpret letters, read’ is unique to English.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈrɛːdən/, /ˈreːdən/

Verb[edit]

reden (third-person singular simple present redeth, present participle redynge, first-/third-person singular past indicative redde, past participle red)

  1. to counsel, advise
  2. to study
  3. to read

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Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

reden

  1. indefinite plural of rede

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West Frisian[edit]

Noun[edit]

reden

  1. plural of reed