schaffen

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Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from German schaffen.

Verb[edit]

schaffen

  1. (transitive) to procure
  2. (transitive) to serve up
    Eten wat de pot schaft.
    To eat whatever is served.

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of schaffen (weak)
infinitive schaffen
past singular schafte
past participle geschaft
infinitive schaffen
gerund schaffen n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular schaf schafte
2nd person sing. (jij) schaft schafte
2nd person sing. (u) schaft schafte
2nd person sing. (gij) schaft schafte
3rd person singular schaft schafte
plural schaffen schaften
subjunctive sing.1 schaffe schafte
subjunctive plur.1 schaffen schaften
imperative sing. schaf
imperative plur.1 schaft
participles schaffend geschaft
1) Archaic.

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle High German schaffen, from Old High German scaffan, scafan, scaphan, from Proto-Germanic *skapjaną. Compare Dutch scheppen and English shape.

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 Prüfung geschafft.
    She passed the exam.
  3. (transitive) to convey; to carry; to take
    etwas aus der Welt schaffento get rid of something
    (literally, “to take something out of the world”)
  4. (intransitive, colloquial) to work; to busy oneself
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Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *skapjaną.

Verb[edit]

schaffen (third-person singular present schafft, past participle geschafft, auxiliary verb hunn)

  1. to work

Conjugation[edit]

Regular
infinitive schaffen
participle geschafft
auxiliary hunn
present
indicative
imperative
1st singular schaffen
2nd singular schaffs schaff
3rd singular schafft
1st plural schaffen
2nd plural schafft schafft
3rd plural schaffen
(n) or (nn) indicates the Eifeler Regel.