verraten

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Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʋerːɑten/, [ˈʋe̞rːɑt̪e̞n]
  • Rhymes: -erːɑten
  • Syllabification: ver‧ra‧ten

Adverb[edit]

verraten

  1. comparably, relatively

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Verb[edit]

verraten

  1. Second active infinitive of verrata in instructive case.

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German verrāten, from Old High German firrātan, from Proto-West Germanic *frarādan. Equivalent to ver- +‎ raten. Cognate to Dutch verraden.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [fɛɐ̯ˈʁaːtn̩], [fɛɐ̯ˈʁaːtən]
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  • Hyphenation: ver‧ra‧ten

Verb[edit]

verraten (class 7 strong, third-person singular present verrät, past tense verriet, past participle verraten, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to betray, to be disloyal to
    Deine sogenannten Freunde haben dich verraten.
    Your so-called friends have betrayed you.
    Wir können das nicht tun, ohne unsere Ideale zu verraten.
    We can't do that without betraying our ideals.
  2. (ditransitive) to reveal (something secret)
    Er hat mir das Geheimnis verraten.
    He revealed the secret to me.

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Further reading[edit]

  • verraten” in Duden online
  • verraten” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache