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Verloren or Verlaufen?

Both are accepted with "I have lost myself."

What's the difference?

September 24, 2017



verlaufen is to get lost or like I am lost in the forest - you don' find the way back and/or don't know where you are.

verloren is more for objects like Ich habe meine Schlüssel verloren - I have lost my keys or when somebody died - Ich habe meinen Mann im Krieg verloren - I have lost my husband in the war

Also you can use verloren in a more dramatic expression for yourself or another person to indicate a deep state of despair. Like Ich bin verloren - They will find me, they will kill me


Hi Bob, verlaufen ist ein Verb- und würde es mit run, proceed, go off verbinden, i have lost myself würde ich so interpretieren: ich verliere mich selbst, ich habe mich verloren.

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