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Verb

nehmen (strong, third-person singular simple present nimmt, past tense nahm, auxiliary haben, past participle genommen)

  1. (transitive) to take.
    jemandem etwas nehmen — “to take something from someone”
    einen Anfang nehmen — “to begin” (Literally, “to take a beginning”)
    ein Haus in Pacht nehmen — “to lease a house” (Literally, “to take a house in lease”)
    das Wort nehmen — “to begin to speak” (Literally, “to take a word”)
  2. (reflexive) to cause oneself to be (in some state); to become; to take oneself (to some state)
    Nimm dich in Acht! — “Take care!”
  3. (transitive) to seize; to capture.
  4. (transitive) to receive; to accept.

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