klären

See also: klaren

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German klæren; from klar.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈklɛːʁən/, [ˈkʰlɛːɐ̯n] (standard; used naturally in western Germany and Switzerland)
  • IPA(key): /ˈkleːʁən/, [ˈkʰleːɐ̯n] (overall more common; particularly northern and eastern regions)
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  • Hyphenation: klä‧ren

VerbEdit

klären (weak, third-person singular present klärt, past tense klärte, past participle geklärt, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to clarify, to clear up (an issue or misunderstanding), to fill in unknown details, to resolve, to sort out (a problem or a question)
    Du musst diese Frage für dich klären.
    You have to sort out that question for youself.
  2. (transitive) to clarify, to remove (visible contaminants)
  3. (reflexive) to become clear
    Der Himmel klärte sich und die Sonne schien.
    The sky cleared and the sun was shining.

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Further readingEdit

  • klären” in Duden online
  • klären” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache