- to demand, to challenge
- (Can be done by people, but circumstance can also "fordern" something - like patience for instance. Huge overlap with "verlangen", but that one sounds more "demanding")
- Mein Boss fordert Pünktlichkeit.
- My boss demands punctuality.
A fun look at the meaning of "fordern" and "fördern" and what demanding has to do with support, challenges and mining. In short: lots of useful words.
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