verfeinern

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

ver- +‎ feiner +‎ -en

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [fɛɐ̯ˈfaɪ̯nɐn]
  • Hyphenation: ver‧fei‧nern
  • (file)

VerbEdit

verfeinern (weak, third-person singular present verfeinert, past tense verfeinerte, past participle verfeinert, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to improve, to refine
    Der hinzugefügte Wein verfeinert die Soße.
    The added wine improves the sauce.
  2. (reflexive) to improve, to become better
    Ihre Technik wird sich mit der Übung verfeinern.
    Your technique will improve with practice.

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