treffen

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German treffen, from Old High German treffan. Displaced Middle Dutch drepen, from Old Dutch *drepan. Both ultimately descend from Proto-Germanic *drepaną.

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treffen (past singular trof, past participle getroffen)

  1. to hit, strike
    Het leek alsof ik door een mokerslag was getroffen.
    It felt as if I was hit by a sledge.
  2. to find (by chance), hit upon, to encounter
  3. to achieve, accomplish
  4. to feel, come to believe

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Inflection of treffen (strong class 3)
infinitive treffen
past singular trof
past participle getroffen
infinitive treffen
gerund treffen n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular tref trof
2nd person sing. (jij) treft trof
2nd person sing. (u) treft trof
2nd person sing. (gij) treft troft
3rd person singular treft trof
plural treffen troffen
subjunctive sing.1 treffe troffe
subjunctive plur.1 treffen troffen
imperative sing. tref
imperative plur.1 treft
participles treffend getroffen
1) Archaic.

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Noun[edit]

treffen n (plural treffens, diminutive treffentje n)

  1. encounter
    In de hoofdstad Quito zijn al enkele dagen demonstraties tegen bezuinigingen op de politiesalarissen, waarbij het tot gewapend treffen tussen het leger en de rebellerende agenten is gekomen.
    In the capital Quito there have been already, for several days, demonstrations against budget cuts of police salaries, which has led to armed encounters between the military and the rebelling police officers.
  2. meeting

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German treffen, from Old High German treffan, from Proto-Germanic *drepaną.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtʁɛfɱ̩/, /ˈtʁɛfən/
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Verb[edit]

treffen (class 4 strong, third-person singular simple present trifft, past tense traf, past participle getroffen, past subjunctive träfe, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive or reflexive) to meet; to encounter
  2. (transitive or intransitive) to hit; to strike
  3. (transitive) to affect; to concern
  4. (intransitive or reflexive, colloquial, often with “gut” or “schlecht) to hit the mark; to suit; to be convenient, fortunate
    Das trifft sich schlecht. ― That’s unfortunate.

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