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erfahren

1.
to experience
(Not very commonly used in that sense. Usually you can find it in context of hostility or hospitality.)
2.
to find out, to learn
(Fairly common in context of single pieces of news that cross your path. )

Examples

  • Maria hat viel Leid erfahren.
  • Maria has experienced a lot of suffering (lit.)
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Word of the Day - "die Erfahrung"

A fun look at the meaning of "die Erfahrung" and if really has something to do with "fahren" (to drive). Also: the difference between erfahren and erleben.

Vocab:

die Erfahrung, erfahren (verb), erfahren (adjective), erleben, das Erlebnis

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