schaffen

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German schaffen.

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schaffen (past singular schafte, past participle geschaft)

  1. to procure

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈʃafən]
  • Hyphenation: schaf‧fen

Etymology 1[edit]

Old High German scaffan, scafan, scaphan, from Proto-Germanic *skapjaną. Compare Dutch scheppen.

Verb[edit]

schaffen (class 6 strong, third-person singular simple present schafft, past tense schuf, past participle geschaffen, past subjunctive schüfe, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to create; to produce; to make; to cause; to establish
    • 1919, Rudolf Steiner, Allgemeine Menschenkunde als Grundlage der Pädagogik, Dornach, 1992, p.143
      Es kann aber nur Abhilfe geschaffen werden, wenn der Lehrer, der Unterrichtende, sich selbst fortwährend herausheben will aus dem Hausbackenen, Pedantischen, Philiströsen.
      This can only be solved if the teacher constantly releases himself from -- or lifts himself out of -- what is unadventurous, pedantic, narrow-minded.
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schaffen (third-person singular simple present schafft, past tense schaffte, past participle geschafft, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to manage; to cope with
    Kannst du es um 9 Uhr schaffen?
    Can you make it at 9 a.m.
  2. (transitive) to finish smth. successfully; to succeed with; to accomplish
    Sie hat die Prufüng geschafft.
    She passed the exam.
  3. (transitive) to convey; to carry; to take
    etwas aus der Welt schaffen ― to get rid of something (literally, “to take something out of the world”)
  4. (intransitive, colloquial) to work; to busy oneself
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  1. (to manage, succeed with): hinkriegen
  2. (to create): hervorbringen, bewirken
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Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *skapjaną.

Verb[edit]

schaffen (past participle geschafft, auxiliary verb hunn)

  1. to work

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