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Stressed vowel length and/or separability: spi̲e̲len

Translation of spielen in English:

intransitives Verb

  • 4 (sich abspi̲e̲len)der Roman/Film spielt im 17. Jahrhundert/in Berlin
    the novel/film is set in the 17th century/in Berlin
  • 6 [figurativ] (übergehen)das Blau spielt ins Violette
    the blue is tinged with purple
    ein ins Bräunliche spi̲e̲lendes Rot
    a red with a brownish tinge

transitives Verb

reflexives Verb

  • sich warm spi̲e̲len sich hungrig/müde spi̲e̲len
    work up an appetite/tire oneself out playing

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