schmecken

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *smakkijaną (to taste), from *Proto-Germanic *smakkuz (a taste), from Proto-Indo-European *smegʰ-, *smeg- (to taste). Compare English smack and smatch, as well as Lithuanian smagù (cheerful, enjoyable, pleasant).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈʃmɛkn̩]
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  • Rhymes: -ɛkn̩

Verb[edit]

schmecken (third-person singular simple present schmeckt, past tense schmeckte, past participle geschmeckt, auxiliary haben)

  1. to taste
    Das Bier schmeckt sehr gut.
    The beer tastes very good.
  2. to enjoy (the taste of something)

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