scheinen

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German schīnen, from Old High German skīnan, from Proto-Germanic *skīnaną. Cognate with German Low German schienen, Dutch schijnen, English shine, Danish skinne, Esperanto ŝajni.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʃaɪnən/
  • Hyphenation: schei‧nen
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Verb[edit]

scheinen (class 1 strong, third-person singular simple present scheint, past tense schien, past participle geschienen, past subjunctive schiene, auxiliary haben)

  1. to shine; to gleam
    • 2002, Peter Bichsel, Eisenbahnfahren, Insel Verlag 2015, p. 12:
      Wenn man aus der Kirche kommt, schneit es, oder es regnet, oder die Sonne scheint.
      When you come out of the church, it's snowing, or it's raining, or the sun's shining.
  2. to seem; to appear; to look
    Es scheint mir, dass …
    It seems to me that …

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