werden

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werden

  1. plural past indicative and subjunctive of worden

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From Middle High German wërden, from Old High German werdan, from Proto-Germanic *werþaną. Cognate with Dutch worden, Swedish varda, obsolete English verb worth (to become) and also with Latin vertere (to turn).

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werden (irregular, third-person singular simple present wird, past tense wurde, past participle geworden or worden, auxiliary sein)

  1. (auxiliary, with an infinitive, past participle geworden) will; to be going (to do something); forms the future tense
    Ich werde nach Hause gehen.
    I will go home.
  2. (auxiliary, with a past participle, past participle worden) to be done; forms the passive voice
    Das Buch wird gerade gelesen. (present tense)
    The book is being read.
    Er war geschlagen worden. (past perfect tense)
    He had been beaten.
  3. (intransitive, past participle: “geworden) to become; to get; to grow; to turn
    Es wird heißer.
    It's getting hotter.

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Middle Dutch[edit]

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From Old Dutch werthan, from Proto-Germanic *werþaną.

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werden

  1. to become
  2. to happen, to occur

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Middle High German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German werdan, from Proto-Germanic *werþaną. Cognate with Dutch worden and obsolete English verb worth (to become).

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wërden

  1. to become

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