'trauen' vs. 'vertrauen'
- What is the difference between:
- trauen and vertrauen?
sinnen and reflektieren?
What is the meaning of:
- 'Es gibt nur einen Weg
hin,"? (Why is there hin)?
- 'Eine hohe Meinung von etw. haben'? (Can you also give some sentence examples using this?)
trauen vs. vertrauen:
"Ich vertraue ihm." "I trust him." (in the sense that I know he won't let me down) "Ich traue ihm das zu." (usually "trauen" in this case is used as "zutrauen") (I trust that he is capable of doing something (here referred to as "das"))
"nicht trauen" also has another meaning. if you have concerns that a person, a thing or a situation might not be nice/legal/safe/honest, you could say: "Ich traue ihm nicht." or "Ich traue der Sache nicht."
btw, "trauen" can also mean "to dare": "Ich traue mich zu springen." "I dare to jump."