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EtymologyEdit

From fehlen in the sense of “to fail”.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈfeːlɐ/
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NounEdit

Fehler m (genitive Fehlers, plural Fehler)

  1. fault, error, mistake

Usage notesEdit

Most commonly the noun is used with the verb machen: einen Fehler machen – “to make a mistake”. In formal written German the verb begehen is often preferred: einen Fehler begehen.

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