wohnen

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German wonēn, from Proto-Germanic *wunaną, *wunēną, *wunajaną, *wunjaną (to love, wish), from Proto-Indo-European *wenh₁- (to wish, love). Compare Yiddish וווינען(voynen), Old Saxon wunon (Low German wanen), Dutch wonen, Old English wunian (English wone).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈvoːnən/
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Verb[edit]

wohnen (third-person singular simple present wohnt, past tense wohnte, past participle gewohnt, auxiliary haben)

  1. (intransitive) to live, reside, dwell (to remain or be settled permanently, or for a considerable time)
  2. (intransitive) to stay (to remain in a place for a definite or short period of time)

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