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Cognates found in other Germanic languages around the North Sea; compare Low German sacken, Danish sakke, Swedish sacka. Compare also English sag.



zakken (past singular zakte, past participle gezakt)

  1. to fall, to drop, to sink
    De gist zakt gedurende het proces naar de bodem van de kuip.
    The yeast sinks during the process to the bottom of the tub.
  2. to come down, to go down
  3. to fail, to flunk
    Ik ben gezakt voor mijn rijexamen.
    I failed my driving test.
  4. to calm down
    Kun je even zakken? Je bent zo rusteloos.
    Could you calm down for a moment? You're so restless.


Inflection of zakken (weak)
infinitive zakken
past singular zakte
past participle gezakt
infinitive zakken
gerund zakken n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular zak zakte
2nd person sing. (jij) zakt zakte
2nd person sing. (u) zakt zakte
2nd person sing. (gij) zakt zakte
3rd person singular zakt zakte
plural zakken zakten
subjunctive sing.1 zakke zakte
subjunctive plur.1 zakken zakten
imperative sing. zak
imperative plur.1 zakt
participles zakkend gezakt
1) Archaic.

Derived terms[edit]



  1. Plural form of zak