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Bellen

Bellen

See also: bellen

German

Noun

Bellen m (genitive Bellens, no plural)

  1. bark, barking (of a dog)

bellen

bellen

See also: Bellen

Dutch

Verb

bellen

  1. (intransitive) to ring, like using a bell
  2. (transitive) to call, by bell (originally) or (now mostly) telephone; to dial
Inflection
Inflection of bellen (weak)
infinitive bellen
past singular belde
past participle gebeld
infinitive bellen
gerund bellen n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular bel belde
2nd person sing. (jij) belt belde
2nd person sing. (u) belt belde
2nd person sing. (gij) belt belde
3rd person singular belt belde
plural bellen belden
subjunctive sing.1 belle belde
subjunctive plur.1 bellen belden
imperative sing. bel
imperative plur.1 belt
participles bellend gebeld
1) Archaic.
Derived terms

Etymology 2

From Middle Dutch bellen. Cognate with English bellow, German bellen and Russian блеять (blejat', baa, bleat).

Verb

bellen

  1. (intransitive) to bark, like a canine
  2. (transitive) to bark, scold, insult, rage at
Inflection
Inflection of bellen (weak)
infinitive bellen
past singular belde
past participle gebeld
infinitive bellen
gerund bellen n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular bel belde
2nd person sing. (jij) belt belde
2nd person sing. (u) belt belde
2nd person sing. (gij) belt belde
3rd person singular belt belde
plural bellen belden
subjunctive sing.1 belle belde
subjunctive plur.1 bellen belden
imperative sing. bel
imperative plur.1 belt
participles bellend gebeld
1) Archaic.

Etymology 3

Non-lemma forms.

Noun

bellen

  1. Plural form of bel

German

Etymology

From Old High German bellan, cognate with English bellow, Russian блеять (blejat', baa, bleat).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɛlən/
  • Hyphenation: bel‧len
  • Homophone: Bällen

Verb

bellen (third-person singular simple present bellt, past tense bellte, past participle gebellt, auxiliary haben)

  1. (intransitive) to bark:
    1. (literally) like a canine
      • 1929, Kurt Tucholsky, Das Lächeln der Mona Lisa (Sammelband), Ernst Rowohlt Verlag, page 138:
        Ein Hund bellt, wenn er mit den Sinnen etwas wahrgenommen hat; daraufhin, weil ihn sein Bellen erschreckt und aufregt, und des weiteren, weil sich das wahrgenommene Objekt um ihn kümmert, nicht um ihn kümmert oder davonläuft.
        A dog barks when he perceived something with the senses; thereupon, because his barking scares and upsets him, and furthermore, because the perceived object looks after him, does not look after him, or runs away.
    2. (figuratively) in a rude, loud human voice

Conjugation

Derived terms