fehlen

Meanings

1.
to be missing, to be absent
2.
to fail
(very rare, sounds a bit theatrical)
3.
to miss
(In German, you say "Etwas fehlt mir." so the person who feels the missing is in Dative, and the person or thing they miss is the subject. If you find that confusing, then go with "vermissen" which is pretty much as in English.)

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Word of the Day - "fehlen"

A fun look at the German verb "fehlen", the different meanings of "ich fehle" and "mir fehlt" and how to properly say "I miss you." in German.

Vocab:

fehlen, der Fehler, fehlend, unfehlbar


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