wachten

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch wachten ‎(to watch, guard, keep watch, wait), from Old Dutch *wahton, derived from wahta ‎(a watch, sentry, guard) (modern wacht)

Related to Old High German wahtēn ‎(to keep watch), Middle Low German wachten ‎(to keep watch, wait, lurk).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʋɑx.tə(n)/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: wach‧ten

Verb[edit]

wachten ‎(past singular wachtte, past participle gewacht)

  1. (intransitive) To wait.
  2. (transitive, followed by op) To wait for (something).

Conjugation[edit]

Inflection of wachten (weak)
infinitive wachten
past singular wachtte
past participle gewacht
infinitive wachten
gerund wachten n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular wacht wachtte
2nd person sing. (jij) wacht wachtte
2nd person sing. (u) wacht wachtte
2nd person sing. (gij) wacht wachtte
3rd person singular wacht wachtte
plural wachten wachtten
subjunctive sing.1 wachte wachtte
subjunctive plur.1 wachten wachtten
imperative sing. wacht
imperative plur.1 wacht
participles wachtend gewacht
1) Archaic.

Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

wachten

  1. Plural form of wacht

German[edit]

Verb[edit]

wachten

  1. First-person plural preterite of wachen.
  2. Third-person plural preterite of wachen.
  3. First-person plural subjunctive II of wachen.
  4. Third-person plural subjunctive II of wachen.