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Afrikaans

Verb

gaan (past participle gegaan)


  1. To go.

Derived terms


Dutch

Pronunciation

Verb

gaan (irregular verb)

  1. (intransitive) To move from one place to another; to go.
    Ik ga naar het strand. — I'm going to the beach.
    Die auto gaat nergens naartoe. — That car isn't going anywhere.
  2. (intransitive) To leave or depart, to move away.
    Morgen gaan ze weer. — They're leaving again tomorrow.
  3. (intransitive) To lead (in a direction).
    Deze weg gaat helemaal naar Limburg. — This road goes all the way to Limburg.
  4. (intransitive) To proceed (well or poorly).
    Dat ging goed. — That went well.
    Hoe gaat het? — How is it going?
    Dat gaat niet. — That won't work.
  5. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Used to form the future tense of a verb, together with an infinitive.
    Het gaat toch niet werken. — It will not work anyway.
    Ik ga slapen. — I'm going to sleep.
    Het gaat zo regenen. — It's going to rain soon.
    Note: zullen is also used for the future tense, instead of gaan.

Conjugation


Expressions

over X gaan

  • to have to do with X
    De Tibetaanse film is een filmgenre waartoe films behoren die door Tibetanen zijn gemaakt, over Tibet gaan of in het Tibetaans zijn verfilmd. — Tibetan film is a genre of film to which belong films that are made by Tibetans, have to do with Tibet or are filmed in the Tibetan language.

Derived terms


Navajo

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [kɑ̀ːn]~[kɣɑ̀ːn]

Etymology

From Proto-Athabascan *-ɢa̓·ŋ-əʔ.

Cognates:

  • Apachean: Western Apache -gan, Chiricahua -gan, Jicarilla -gan, Lipan -gąą’, Plains Apache -gąą
  • Others: Tsuut’ina -gànὰ’, Hupa -ɢan-, Mattole, -gaane’, Galice gaaneʔ, Chilcotin -gán, Slavey -gǫ́’, Hare -góné’, Dogrib -gǫ̀, Dene Sųłiné -gané, Sekani -gòne’, Dunneza -góné’, Central Tanana -gonaʔ, Hän -gæ̀nn’, Ahtna -ɢaane’, Dena’ina -ɢuna, Eyak -ɢəla’

Noun

-gaan (inalienable, e.g., shigaan "my arm", bigaan "her/his/their arm"), compound form: gąą-, gą-, gan-

  1. arm, foreleg, limb, branch, front wheel

Derived terms


Scots

Etymology

From the Old English gān, "to go". An alternative (and arguably more phonetically neutral; see the pronunciations given) spelling of gan or gaun.

Pronunciation

  • Phonetic transcriptions: IPA: [gɑːn] or [gɒːn]
  • Phonemic transcription: IPA: /gan/

The latter is the more traditional form.

In some compounds it frequently becomes IPA: /gən/, e.g. gaan oot IPA: /gən ut/, gaan in IPA: /gən ɪn/.

Verb

tae gaan (third-person singular simple present gaans, present participle gaan, simple past went or wett, past participle been)

Infinitive
tae gaan

Third person singular
gaans

Simple past
went or wett

Past participle
been

Present participle
gaan

  1. (South Scots) To go.
  2. (South Scots) Present participle of gaan.
    Where div ee hink ee'r gaan at this time o night? [1]

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