informieren

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French informier.

PronunciationEdit

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  • IPA(key): /ɪnfoʁˈmiːʁən/, [ʔɪnfoʁˈmiːɐ̯n]
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VerbEdit

informieren (weak, third-person singular present informiert, past tense informierte, past participle informiert, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to inform, to update [+ über (object) = of/about]
    Er informierte uns über das bevorstehende Unwetter.He informed us about the upcoming storm.
    Synonyms: mitteilen, in Kenntnis setzen
  2. (reflexive) to read up on, to find out, to research, to look into, (rare) to inform oneself
    Ich informiere mich in Zeitungen über die neuesten TrendsI read up on the latest trends in newspapers.
    Sie informierte sich gründlich, bevor sie eine Entscheidung traf.She looked into it thoroughly before making a decision.
    Synonyms: (reflexive) bilden, (reflexive) schlaumachen

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