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Adjective to verb: Conversion

 
 
Adjective-to-verb conversion is the changing of an adjective to a verb stem without adding other words or wordformation elements.

Inflection: All verbs derived by conversion are regular verbs.

Examples:

dicht » dichten
fertig » fertigen
krank » kranken
kräftig » kräftigen
rechtfertig » rechtfertigen
sicher » sichern
All derivations

Features:
  • Umlaut:
    The stem is often umlauted:
    falsch » fälschen
    krumm » krümmen
    rot » röten
    schwach » schwächen
    sauber » säubern
    All derivations
  • Unstressed en:
    When the adjective ends in en (unstressed), the e of the adjective stem is deleted:
    eben » ebnen
    trocken » trocknen
    offen » öffnen
  • Comparative forms:
    In a few cases, the comparative form of an adjective is converted into a verb stem:
    gut/besser » bessern
    mild/milder » mildern
    nah/näher » nähern
    All derivations




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