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From Old High German wartēn, from Proto-Germanic *wardāną. Cognate with Old Saxon wardōn, Swedish vårda, English ward.


  • IPA(key): /ˈvaʁtən/, [ˈvaʁtən], [ˈvaʁtn̩] (standard)
  • IPA(key): /ˈvaːtən/ (common; especially northern and central Germany)
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  • Hyphenation: war‧ten
  • Homophone: waten (nonstandard)


warten (third-person singular simple present wartet, past tense wartete, past participle gewartet, auxiliary haben)

  1. to wait
  2. to maintain (e.g. a car)


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