staan

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Etymology[edit]

From Dutch staan.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

staan (present staan, present participle staande, past participle gestaan)

  1. to stand
    Jou, staan op!
    You, stand up!

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch stâen, from Old Dutch stān, from Proto-Germanic *stāną.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /staːn/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: staan
  • Rhymes: -aːn

Verb[edit]

staan

  1. (intransitive) to stand, to be upright
    Dus ik stond gisteren in de supermarkt en toen...So I was standing in supermarket yesterday and then...
  2. (intransitive) to be, to be placed or located
    In Holland staat een huis.In Holland there is a house.
    Synonyms: liggen, lopen, zitten, zijn
  3. (auxiliary, with te) Forms a continuous aspect. Although it carries an implication of standing, this is vague and is not strictly required or emphasized.
    Wat sta jij daar te koken?What are you cooking there?
  4. (intransitive) to say, to be written, to be said (to be indicated in written form)
    In de grondwet staat dat het kabinet verantwoordelijk is voor het beleid en de koning onschendbaar is.
    In the constitution it says that the cabinet is responsible for governance and that the king is inviolable.
  5. (intransitive) to suit, fit, befit (of clothing)
    Het staat je goed!It suits you!

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of staan (strong class 6, irregular)
infinitive staan
past singular stond
past participle gestaan
infinitive staan
gerund staan n
present tense past tense
1st person singular sta stond
2nd person sing. (jij) staat stond
2nd person sing. (u) staat stond
2nd person sing. (gij) staat stondt
3rd person singular staat stond
plural staan stonden
subjunctive sing.1 sta stonde
subjunctive plur.1 staan stonden
imperative sing. sta
imperative plur.1 staat
participles staand gestaan
1) Archaic.

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Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: staan

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