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Dutch Verb liggen ('to lie down') - Smartphones Page

(liggen click to hear 2 ) to lie (down)
ik lig I'm lying down
jij ligt you are lying down (singular, informal)
hij ligt he is lying down
wij liggen we are lying down
jullie liggen you are lying down (plural, informal)
zij liggen they are lying down
U ligt you are lying down (polite you)
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'Liggen' is a strong verb: liggen / lag / gelegen click to hear
Like most strong verbs with an A in the past tense, that A is short in the singular, but long in the plural

ik lag click to hear I was lying down
wij lagen click to hear we were lying down

(liggen click to hear 2 ) to lie down
ik lag I was lying down
jij lag you were lying down
hij lag he was lying down
wij lagen we were lying down
jullie lagen y'all were lying down
zij lagen they were lying down
U lag you were lying down
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ik heb gelegen click to hear I have lain

'Liggen' is also used to indicate an ongoing activity in the Dutch continuous, like for instance in:
Ze lagen te slapen click to hear
They were sleeping
See the continuous page for more examples.

Hij lag in bed click to hear 2
He was lying in bed

Ik heb de hele nacht wakker gelegen click to hear 2
I've lain awake all night

ik probeer om tien uur in bed te liggen click to hear 2
I try to [lie] be in bed by 10 o'clock

De wind is gaan liggen click to hear
The wind [went to lie down] died down

blijven liggen click to hear 2 ['to remain lying down,'] - 'stay in bed'
Ik had willen blijven liggen click to hear 2
I [had wanted] would have liked to stay in bed
Je kunt nog even blijven liggen click to hear 2
You may stay in bed a little longer
Kon ik nog maar even blijven liggen click to hear 2 3
I wish I could stay in bed a little longer

De nadruk ligt op ... click to hear 2
The [emphasis] focus is on ... - see also below

Het ligt voor de hand click to hear
['It lies at hand'] - only figuratively: 'it's obvious'
voor de hand liggend click to hear 2 3 'obvious'

Ligt 't aan mij? click to hear 2
Is it me? Is it my fault?

liggend streepje "_" click to hear 2 underscore

bedlegerig click to hear bedridden

belegen click to hear 2 ['having lain'] - said of cheese (kaas click to hear 2 3 ) 'of intermediate age,' between about two months and a year old - more milk and cheese

'To lay' is leggen click to hear

leggen to lay
ik leg I lay
wij leggen we lay
ik legde I laid
wij legden we laid
ik heb gelegd I have laid
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Hij legde de nadruk op gelijkheid click to hear 2 3 4
[He put the focus on ...] He emphasized equality

uitleggen click to hear 2 3 'to explain'
Ik zal 't uitleggen click to hear
I'll explain (it)
Ik kan 't niet uitleggen click to hear 2
I can't explain (it) (to you)

kaarten uitleggen click to hear
Laying out your cards (open)
kaarten op tafel leggen click to hear
to lay your cards out on the table

lagen leggen click to hear
to prepare (figurative) ambushes
(de) hinderlaag click to hear 2 'ambush'

De kippen zijn van de leg click to hear
The chickens are ['off the lay'] not laying eggs regularly

(het) beleg click to hear
spread, sandwich filling, what you put on bread - but also: 'siege'
(het) broodbeleg click to hear 2
spread, what you put on bread
(de) staat van beleg click to hear 2
state of siege

beleggen click to hear 2 to invest (money)
(de) belegging click to hear 2 (money) investment

(de) handoplegging click to hear
'laying hands upon' - 'touch therapy'

'To lie,' 'saying what is not' is liegen click to hear

liegen to lie, speak lies
ik lieg I lie
wij liegen we lie
ik loog I lied
wij logen we lied
ik heb gelogen I have lied
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Hij loog click to hear 2 He was lying
Hij loog tegen mij click to hear 2 He lied to me
Ze hebben gelogen click to hear 2 They have lied, they were telling lies
(de) leugen click to hear lie
(de) leugenaar click to hear 2 liar

't Was dus allemaal gelogen click to hear 2
[So it was all lied] - So all of it were lies

A Dutch Continuous
zitten - liggen - staan - lopen

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