wählen

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See also: Wahlen

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German wellen, from Proto-West Germanic *walljan, from Proto-Germanic *waljaną, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *welh₁-.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈvɛːlən/, /ˈvɛː.ln̩/ (standard; used naturally in western Germany and Switzerland)
  • IPA(key): /ˈveːlən/, /ˈveː.ln̩/ (overall more common; particularly northern and eastern regions)
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: wäh‧len

Verb[edit]

wählen (third-person singular simple present wählt, past tense wählte, past participle gewählt, auxiliary haben)

  1. to choose
  2. to dial (a telephone number, etc.)
  3. to vote
    Wer wählen darf, kann wählen.
    Those who are allowed to vote can vote.

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Low German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German wēlen, from Old Saxon *welian, from Proto-West Germanic *walljan, from Proto-Germanic *waljaną, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *welh₁-. See also wüllen.

Verb[edit]

wählen (past wähl, past participle wählt, auxiliary verb hebben)

  1. to choose
  2. to dial (a telephone number)
  3. to vote

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