zocken

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Yiddish צחקען (ts(kh)oken, to gamble)[1], from Hebrew שיחק \ שִׂחֵק (sikhék, to play) or צָחַק (tsakhák, to laugh).

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • IPA(key): /ˈtsɔkən/, [ˈtsɔk(ə)n], [ˈtsɔkŋ̍]
  • Hyphenation: zo‧cken

Verb[edit]

zocken (third-person singular simple present zockt, past tense zockte, past participle gezockt, auxiliary haben)

  1. to gamble
  2. to play video games

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Duden, Deutsches Universalwörterbuch, ed. 1989