verwandeln

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German verwandelen, ferwandelen, from Old High German firwantalōn, from Proto-Germanic *frawandlōną, equivalent to ver- +‎ wandeln. Cognate with German Low German verwanneln, Saterland Frisian ferwondelje.

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  • IPA(key): /fɛɐ̯ˈvandl̩n/, /fɛɐ̯ˈvandəln/
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Verb[edit]

verwandeln (third-person singular simple present verwandelt, past tense verwandelte, past participle verwandelt, auxiliary haben)

  1. to metamorphose
    • Franz Kafka, The Metamorphosis (1915):
      Als Gregor Samsa eines Morgens aus unruhigen Träumen erwachte, fand er sich in seinem Bett zu einem ungeheuren Ungeziefer verwandelt.
      As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into an enormous insect.
  2. to transform, to convert
  3. to turn
    • 2010, Der Spiegel, issue 33/2010, page 83:
      Seit Ende Juli hat der Monsunregen die Flüsse in weiten Teilen Pakistans über die Ufer treten lassen und ganze Provinzen in Seen verwandelt.
      Since end of July the monsoon rain has made the rivers overflow their banks in large parts of Pakistan and turned whole provinces into lakes.

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