spreken

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch sprēken, from Old Dutch sprecan, from Proto-West Germanic *sprekan, from Proto-Germanic *sprekaną.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈspreːkə(n)/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: spre‧ken
  • Rhymes: -eːkən

Verb[edit]

spreken

  1. (transitive or intransitive) to speak
    Hij spreekt vloeiend Nederlands.
    He speaks Dutch fluently.
    Ik kan niet spreken als ik mijn mond vol heb.
    I can't speak when my mouth is full.
    Kun je luider spreken? Ik hoor je niet goed.
    Can you speak louder? I can't hear you well.
    Ze sprak met enthousiasme over haar nieuwe baan.
    She spoke with enthusiasm about her new job.

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of spreken (strong class 4)
infinitive spreken
past singular sprak
past participle gesproken
infinitive spreken
gerund spreken n
present tense past tense
1st person singular spreek sprak
2nd person sing. (jij) spreekt sprak
2nd person sing. (u) spreekt sprak
2nd person sing. (gij) spreekt spraakt
3rd person singular spreekt sprak
plural spreken spraken
subjunctive sing.1 spreke sprake
subjunctive plur.1 spreken spraken
imperative sing. spreek
imperative plur.1 spreekt
participles sprekend gesproken
1) Archaic.

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Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: spreek
  • Jersey Dutch: sprêke
  • Negerhollands: spreek

Low German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Saxon sprekan. Cognate to Dutch spreken, German sprechen, West Frisian sprekke, English speak.

Verb[edit]

spreken (past singular sprook, past participle spraken, auxiliary verb hebben)

  1. to speak

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Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch sprecan, from Proto-West Germanic *sprekan.

Verb[edit]

sprēken

  1. to speak, to say
  2. to speak/talk to

Inflection[edit]

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