zinken

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch sinken, from Old Dutch *sinkan, from Proto-Germanic *sinkwaną, from Proto-Indo-European *sengʷ- ‎(to fall, sink).

Verb[edit]

zinken ‎(past singular zonk, past participle gezonken)

  1. (intransitive) to sink
    De boot is gezonken.
    The boat has sunk.
Conjugation[edit]
Inflection of zinken (strong class 3)
infinitive zinken
past singular zonk
past participle gezonken
infinitive zinken
gerund zinken n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular zink zonk
2nd person sing. (jij) zinkt zonk
2nd person sing. (u) zinkt zonk
2nd person sing. (gij) zinkt zonkt
3rd person singular zinkt zonk
plural zinken zonken
subjunctive sing.1 zinke zonke
subjunctive plur.1 zinken zonken
imperative sing. zink
imperative plur.1 zinkt
participles zinkend gezonken
1) Archaic.
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From zink +‎ -en.

Adjective[edit]

zinken ‎(not comparable)

  1. made of zinc
Declension[edit]
Inflection of zinken
uninflected zinken
inflected zinken
comparative
positive
predicative/adverbial
indefinite m./f. sing. zinken
n. sing. zinken
plural zinken
definite zinken
partitive

German[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Zink +‎ -en

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈt͡sɪŋkn̩] ~ [ˈt͡sɪŋkŋ̩]
  • Hyphenation: zin‧ken
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Adjective[edit]

zinken ‎(not comparable)

  1. (attributive) zinc (made of zinc)
    ein zinkener Eimer, eine zinkene Wanne
    a zinc bucket/a bucket made of zinc, a zinc bathtube/a bathtube made of zinc
Declension[edit]

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Etymology 2[edit]

  • Sense 1 was borrowed in the beginning of the 20th century from Rotwelsch, a cant or thieves' argot, in which its verb zinkenen is documented since the 19th century.[1] Sense 2 is probably derived from the Rotwelsch locution Zinken stecken “to drop a hint, to tip-off, to give a signal”.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈt͡sɪŋkn̩] ~ [ˈt͡sɪŋkŋ̩]
  • Hyphenation: zin‧ken
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Verb[edit]

zinken ‎(third-person singular simple present zinkt, past tense zinkte, past participle gezinkt, auxiliary haben)

  1. (card games) mark
    Falschspieler sind bekannt dafür, ihre Karten zu zinken.
    Card sharps are well-known to mark their cards.
    Er zinkte Buben und Asse.
    He marked jacks and aces.
  2. (slang) mark (something, someone) by giving a sign/signal/hint/tip-off and thus give away (sb. or sth. to sb.)
    Die Sache kam ans Licht, weil einer von ihnen gezinkt hatte.
    The affair came to light because one of them had given [them or information, etc.] away.
Conjugation[edit]

This verb needs an inflection-table template.

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 zinken” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

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Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

zinken

  1. definite singular of zink