spreken

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch sprekan, from Proto-Germanic *sprekaną, from Proto-Indo-European *spreg- ‎(to make a sound, utter, speak). Compare Low German spreken, German sprechen, West Frisian sprekke, English speak.

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Verb[edit]

spreken ‎(past singular sprak, past participle gesproken)

  1. to speak

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Inflection of spreken (strong class 4)
infinitive spreken
past singular sprak
past participle gesproken
infinitive spreken
gerund spreken n
verbal noun
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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Low German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Saxon sprekan, from Proto-Germanic *sprekaną. 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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