umkehren

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German ummekēren, umbekēren, from Old High German umbikēren, equivalent to um- (round) +‎ kehren (turn). Cognate with Middle Low German ümmekēren, Dutch omkeren, Old English ymbċierran (to turn about, revolve).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈʊmˌkeːʁən]
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  • Hyphenation: um‧keh‧ren

Verb[edit]

umkehren (weak, third-person singular present kehrt um, past tense kehrte um, past participle umgekehrt, auxiliary haben)

  1. to turn around
    Ich glaube, es wäre besser, umzukehren.
    I think it would be better to turn around.

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