schlafen

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German slāfan, from Proto-Germanic *slēpaną, from Proto-Indo-European *slab- (be weak, limp, languid), *slab-. Compare Low German slapen, Dutch slapen, English sleep.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈʃlaːfn̩], [ˈʃlaːfən], [ˈʃlaːfɱ̩]
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Verb[edit]

schlafen (class 7 strong, third-person singular simple present schläft, past tense schlief, past participle geschlafen, past subjunctive schliefe, auxiliary haben)

  1. to sleep
    Ich habe diese Nacht gut geschlafen.
    I slept well last night.
    schlafen gehento go to sleep
    sich schlafen legento lie down to sleep
  2. (with über + accusative) to sleep on something; to wait and think before making a decision
    Ich werde eine Nacht darüber schlafen.
    I'll sleep on it tonight.
  3. (with mit) to sleep with; to have sex

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