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Low German[edit]


From Middle Low German stân, from Old Saxon stān, from Proto-Germanic *stāną. Cognate with Dutch staan, German stehen, English stand, West Frisian stean, Danish stå.



stahn (past singular stunn, past participle stahn, auxiliary verb hebben)

  1. (intransitive) to stand, to be upright
  2. (intransitive) to be, to be placed or located
    Op dat Plattdüütschland steiht en Huus.
    In Low Saxon Germany there is a house.
  3. (intransitive, with to and another verb) Used as an alternative to wesen + an't to form a continuous aspect.
    Wat steihst du dor to doon? / Wat steihst du dor an't doon?
    What are you doing there?
  4. to say, to indicate in a written form
    In de Grundwett steiht wiss wölkeen de Macht hett in en Land un woans he oder se de hiersten bruken mutt.
    In the constitution it says exactly who's in power in a country and how he or she must use this power.



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