trekken

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtrɛkə(n)/
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  • Hyphenation: trek‧ken
  • Rhymes: -ɛkən

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch trecken, from Old Dutch *trecken, from Proto-West Germanic *trakkjan, from Proto-Germanic *trakjaną (to drag).

Verb[edit]

trekken

  1. (transitive) to pull, to draw
    De os trekt de ploeg over de akker.
    The ox draws the plough across the field.
    Trek aan het koord als je hulp nodig hebt.
    Pull on the rope if you need help.
    Door twee punten kan een rechte lijn getrokken worden.
    Through two points a straight line can be drawn.
  2. (transitive) to manage, to have the strength for
  3. (intransitive) to migrate
  4. (intransitive, of drinks) to draw (to increase in flavour due to being left alone)
  5. (intransitive, Belgium) to photograph, take a picture
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of trekken (strong class 3b)
infinitive trekken
past singular trok
past participle getrokken
infinitive trekken
gerund trekken n
present tense past tense
1st person singular trek trok
2nd person sing. (jij) trekt trok
2nd person sing. (u) trekt trok
2nd person sing. (gij) trekt trokt
3rd person singular trekt trok
plural trekken trokken
subjunctive sing.1 trekke trokke
subjunctive plur.1 trekken trokken
imperative sing. trek
imperative plur.1 trekt
participles trekkend getrokken
1) Archaic.
Antonyms[edit]
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Afrikaans: trek
    • English: trek
  • Jersey Dutch: träkke
  • Negerhollands: trek, treek
  • Papiamentu: trèk

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Noun[edit]

trekken

  1. plural of trek

Maltese[edit]

Root
r-k-n
3 terms

Etymology[edit]

Probably inherited from Arabic تَرَكَّنَ(tarakkana, to be calm, firm, inaccessable), but influenced by related rokna (corner).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

trekken (imperfect jitrekken)

  1. to cower, huddle (in a tight space)

Conjugation[edit]

    Conjugation of trekken
singular plural
1st person 2nd person 3rd person 1st person 2nd person 3rd person
perfect m trekkint trekkint trekken trekkinna trekkintu trekknu
f trekknet
imperfect m nitrekken titrekken jitrekken nitrekknu titrekknu jitrekknu
f titrekken
imperative trekken trekknu