spijten

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch spiten, from spijt.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

spijten (past singular speet, past participle gespeten)

  1. (transitive) to cause regret to, to cause to be sorry
    Zijn daden speten hem.
    He regretted his deeds. (His deeds caused him regret.)
  2. (impersonal) to regret, to be sorry
    Het spijt me.
    I regret it.

Conjugation[edit]

Inflection of spijten (strong class 1)
infinitive spijten
past singular speet
past participle gespeten
infinitive spijten
gerund spijten n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular spijt speet
2nd person sing. (jij) spijt speet
2nd person sing. (u) spijt speet
2nd person sing. (gij) spijt speet
3rd person singular spijt speet
plural spijten speten
subjunctive sing.1 spijte spete
subjunctive plur.1 spijten speten
imperative sing. spijt
imperative plur.1 spijt
participles spijtend gespeten
1) Archaic.

Usage notes[edit]

Usually, no explicit subject is given, and the verb is used impersonally with the dummy pronoun het.

Anagrams[edit]