erklären

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German erklæren; er- +‎ klären

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɛɐ̯ˈklɛːʁən/ (standard; used naturally in western Germany and Switzerland)
  • IPA(key): /ɛɐ̯ˈkleːʁən/ (overall more common; particularly northern and eastern regions)
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  • Hyphenation: er‧klä‧ren

VerbEdit

erklären (third-person singular simple present erklärt, past tense erklärte, past participle erklärt, auxiliary haben)

  1. to explain
  2. to declare
  3. to assert
    • 1919, Walther Kabel, Irrende Seelen, Werner Dietsch Verlag, page 11:
      Und letztens, vor einem Monat, hat er mir erklärt, er würde mir auch nicht mehr mit einem Pfennig aushelfen.
      And recently, one month ago, he asserted to me that he would not even help me out with one penny anymore.

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