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Trinken

Trinken

See also: trinken

German

Noun

Trinken n (genitive Trinkens, plural Trinken)

  1. drinking (consumption of liquids)
    Während körperlicher Arbeit ist ausreichendes Trinken sehr wichtig.
    During physical work, sufficient drinking is very important.
  2. drinking (alcohol abuse)
    Er hat mit dem Trinken nie wirklich aufhören können.
    He's never been able to really quit drinking.
  3. (chiefly colloquial, but becoming standard) something to drink, a beverage
    Ich hab kein Trinken dabei.
    I don't have anything to drink with me.

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trinken

trinken

See also: Trinken

German

Verb

trinken (class 3 strong, third-person singular simple present trinkt, past tense trank, past participle getrunken, past subjunctive tränke, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to drink
  2. (intransitive) to drink; to toast

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References

  1. Pfeifer, Wolfgang. 1995, 2005. Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Deutschen. München: dtv. ISBN 3423325119.

Middle High German

Etymology

From Old High German trinkan, from Proto-Germanic *drinkaną. Cognate with English drink, Dutch drinken, Old Saxon drinkan.

Verb

trinken

  1. (transitive) to drink
  2. (intransitive) to drink; to toast

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