wissen

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch wisschen, from Old Dutch *wisken, from Proto-Germanic *wiskijaną.

Verb[edit]

wissen

  1. to erase
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of wissen (weak)
infinitive wissen
past singular wiste
past participle gewist
infinitive wissen
gerund wissen n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular wis wiste
2nd person sing. (jij) wist wiste
2nd person sing. (u) wist wiste
2nd person sing. (gij) wist wiste
3rd person singular wist wiste
plural wissen wisten
subjunctive sing.1 wisse wiste
subjunctive plur.1 wissen wisten
imperative sing. wis
imperative plur.1 wist
participles wissend gewist
1) Archaic.
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Non-lemma forms.

Noun[edit]

wissen

  1. Plural form of wis

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German wizzan, from Proto-Germanic *witaną, from Proto-Indo-European *weyd- (see, know). Compare Dutch weten, Danish vide, Swedish veta, archaic Modern English verb wit and Latin videō.

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • IPA(key): /ˈvɪsn̩/, /ˈvɪsən/

Verb[edit]

wissen (irregular, third-person singular simple present weiß, past tense wusste, past participle gewusst, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive or intransitive) to know; to be aware of (a fact)
    Ich weiß, wo du bist. — “I know where you are.”
    von etwas wissen — “to know about something”
  2. to remember
    • 1960, Marie Luise Kaschnitz, ‘Schneeschmelze’:
       »Als er neun Jahre alt war«, sagte die Frau, »hat er mich zum ersten Mal geschlagen. Weißt du noch?«
      "When he was nine," said the woman, "he hit me for the first time. Do you remember?"

Usage notes[edit]

  • See kennen for the distinction between this verb and wissen.

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