bestehen

Meanings

1.
to pass
(For challenges, tests and exams. Can go without a direct object, even though it's a "be-" verb.)
Opposite (closest): durchfallen
2.
to be in existence
(For buildings and laws and concepts that were made by us. NOT for living beings)
3.
to consist of
("bestehen aus+Acc")
4.
to insist on
("bestehen auf+Acc")

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The meaning(s) of - "bestehen"

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Word Family

Root: *sta-
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