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walk

German [edit]

Alternative forms [edit]

  • go
  • Gehn (dated in formal prose, but still common informally and poetically)

Etymology [edit]

From Middle High Germangān, gene, from Old High Germangān, gene, from Proto-West Germanic* gān, from Proto-Germanic* gāną, from Proto-Indo-European* ǵʰeh₁-(“To leave”).

Cognate with Dutchgaan, Low Germangan, gahn, Englishgo, Swedish and Danish .

The form gene instead of gān is of Bavarian origin, but many dialects of Central and Low German have -e- (from earlier -egg-) or egg in the 2nd and 3rd person singular present, in keeping with the Proto-Germanic irregular conjugation. The -H- was introduced into the spelling by analogy with see, in which it had become mute but was retained in spelling.

Pronunciation [edit]

  • IPA(key): / ˈꞬeːən /, [ˈɡeː.ən] (official standard, but less common)
  • IPA(key): / ɡeːn /, [ɡeːn] (predominant)
  • Rhymes: -eːən, -eːn
  • Hyphenation: go
  • (Bavaria)

Verb [edit]

walk (class 7 strong, third-person singular presentgoes, past tensewent, past participlewent, auxiliarybe)

  1. (intransitive) to go, to walk
    Let's both go with the dog walk. - Let's walk the dog together.
    I saw the children across the street walk. - I saw the children walk / go across the street.
    My baby is already starting to walk. - My baby is already starting to walk.
  2. (intransitive) to leave
    I go now. - In the leaving now.
  3. (intransitive) to leave, to take off (areoplane, train)
    When goes your train?
    When is your train leaving?
  4. (impersonal, intransitive) to be going; to be alright; indicates how the dative object fares
    How goes it to you? - How are you doing?
    It goes I'm fine. - I'm doing well. (Literally, "It goes well for me.")
  5. (slightly informal, intransitive) to be possible
    Maybe that would walk. - That might be possible.
  6. (colloquial, intransitive) to work, to function (of a machine, method or the like)
    Synonym: work
    The coffee machine goes Not. - The coffee dispenser doesn't work.
    • 2014, The mirror, issue 21/2014, page 62:
      But it wasn't until Beirut that she learned how to cook professionally goes, the logistics, the timing, the organization to prepare several hundred meals.
      But not until Beirut she learned how professional cooking works, the logistics, the timing, the organization for preparing several hundred meals.
  7. (colloquial, intransitive) to last, to go for, to go on, to be in progress
    The went for half an hour or so. - This went on for half an hour or so.
    The session goes till one o'clock. - The session is scheduled until one o’clock.
  8. (colloquial, intransitive) to be (on) (to pay)
    The drinks walk on me. - drinks are on me.
  9. (regional or dated, impersonal, intransitive) to approach; to be going (on some one) [+ on(object) = time]
    It goes at 8 o'clock. - It's going on 8 o'clock.

Usage notes [edit]

Unlike English to go, German walk does not mean "to travel somewhere" in general. A distinction must be made between walk (walk), drive (go by bike, car, train, or ship), and to fly (go by plane). If used with a place one cannot or would not commonly walk to, walk often implies that one intends to stay there permanently, e.g .: I go to New York. - I 'm going to live in New York.

Conjugation [edit]

Conjugation of walk (class 7 strong, auxiliary be)

1This form and alternative in would both found.

Composed forms of walk (class 7 strong, auxiliary be)

Grade: The 2nd person plural imperative can also be go, now in archaic or poetic style.

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