ruiken

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch ruken, from Old Dutch *rūkan, from Proto-Germanic *reukaną.

Verb[edit]

ruiken

  1. To smell (i.e. to perceive a smell)
    Het is net alsof ik ruik / Dat de bloemen alweer bloeien / En de zon weer altijd brandt — It is just as if I smelled / That the flowers were again blooming / And the sun were again always burning. (KvK - Zomer in mijn kop)
  2. To smell (i.e. to emit a smell)

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of ruiken (strong class 2)
infinitive ruiken
past singular rook
past participle geroken
infinitive ruiken
gerund ruiken n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular ruik rook
2nd person sing. (jij) ruikt rook
2nd person sing. (u) ruikt rook
2nd person sing. (gij) ruikt rookt
3rd person singular ruikt rook
plural ruiken roken
subjunctive sing.1 ruike roke
subjunctive plur.1 ruiken roken
imperative sing. ruik
imperative plur.1 ruikt
participles ruikend geroken
1) Archaic.

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