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staan

staan
to stand


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staan
     1. v. (intransitive) to stand, to be upright
     2. v. (intransitive) to be, to be placed or located
           In Holland staat een huis.
             In Holland there is a house.
     3. v. (intransitive with te) and another verb Used as an alternative to zijn + aan het to form a continuous aspect. Although it carries an implication of standing, this is vague and is not strictly required
           Wat sta jij daar te koken?
             What are you cooking there?
     4. v. to say, to indicate in a written form
           In de grondwet staat precies wie de macht heeft in een land en hoe hij of zij die moet gebruiken.
             In the constitution it says exactly who's in power in a country and how he or she must use this power.

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