ernähren

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From er- +‎ nähren.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʔɛɐ̯ˈnɛːɐ̯n/, /ʔɛɐ̯ˈnɛːʁən/ (standard; used naturally in western Germany and Switzerland)
  • IPA(key): /ʔɛɐ̯ˈneːɐ̯n/, /ʔɛɐ̯ˈneːʁən/ (overall more common; particularly northern and eastern regions)
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  • Hyphenation: er‧näh‧ren

VerbEdit

ernähren (weak, third-person singular present ernährt, past tense ernährte, past participle ernährt, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to nourish, to feed
  2. (reflexive) to eat
    Sie ernähren sich von Quallen, Tintenfischen und Plankton.
    They eat jellyfish, squids and plankton.
  3. (transitive) to support
    Er arbeitet schwer, um seine große Familie zu ernähren.
    He works hard to support his large family.

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Further readingEdit

  • ernähren” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • ernähren” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • ernähren” in Duden online
  • ernähren” in OpenThesaurus.de