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dienen

dienen

Dutch

Verb

dienen

  1. (transitive) to serve
  2. (auxiliary, with te) to ought to, to be to, be expected to
    Melk dient gekoeld bewaard te blijven.
    Milk is to be kept cooled.

Inflection

Inflection of dienen (weak)
infinitive dienen
past singular diende
past participle gediend
infinitive dienen
gerund dienen n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular dien diende
2nd person sing. (jij) dient diende
2nd person sing. (u) dient diende
2nd person sing. (gij) dient diende
3rd person singular dient diende
plural dienen dienden
subjunctive sing.1 diene diende
subjunctive plur.1 dienen dienden
imperative sing. dien
imperative plur.1 dient
participles dienend gediend
1) Archaic.

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German

Etymology

From Old High German dionōn, from Proto-Germanic *þeunōną.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈdiːnən]

Verb

dienen (third-person singular simple present dient, past tense diente, past participle gedient, auxiliary haben)

  1. to serve
  2. to use
    Als quelle dienen
    Use as source.

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Swedish

Noun

dienen

  1. definite singular of dien