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vorkommen

1.
to occur, to happen
(for occasional incidences, NOT used in combination with a definite time)
2.
to seem
("vorkommen+Dative", mostly used for things and situations, though it does work for people. The thing "come forth to you".)
3.
to feel like
("sich+Dative) vorkommen wie")

Examples

  • In philosophischen Texten kommt selten das Wort Scheiße vor.
  • The word "shit" rarely occurs in philosophical texts
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Prefix Verbs Explained - "vorkommen"

A quick look at the meaning of "vorkommen" and why "sich vorkommen" actually became a good way to say how you feel.

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