"Sie läuft."

Translation:She runs.

March 18, 2013



how do you mean run or walk in German? If laufen means the same.

March 18, 2013


They can mean the same, but "laufen" more often refers to "to run", while "gehen" is more often used for "to walk" or "to go". For example: Sie läuft drei Runden. - She is running three rounds. Sie geht über die Straße. - She walks across the road.

March 18, 2013


What about 'rennen'? I thought that was to run?

March 24, 2013


Ah... yes. You are right, "she runs" could also be translated as "sie rennt". It depends on the context - if someone is just going for a run, for fun and to exercise, you wouldn't use "rennen".

March 31, 2013


So when do you use rennen?

March 15, 2014


"Rennen" has more connotations of competition, like "das Auto-/ Pferde-/ Hunde-/ Radrennen", while "laufen" is just moving quickly, in humans as well as animals.and things. "Das Wasser läuft.". "Die Maschine läuft." "Mein Auto läuft gut."

.Human runners will always be called "Läufer", never "Renner", although their competition can be either called "ein 400m Rennen" or "ein 400m Lauf", though most speakers prefer the latter.

Somehow "rennen" sounds faster and more 'driven' than "laufen". You can say "Er läuft langsam", or "Er läuft schnell", but only "Er rennt schnell". "Langsam" can't be used with "rennen", it would be an oxymoron.

October 22, 2014


Thank you very much ; I see now.

March 18, 2013


AFAIK "spazieren" also means walking

April 21, 2013


I always thought "spazieren" works better for walking/strolling around the park/beach/ect

June 8, 2013


so... läuft can mean both walking and running? why not change the word to Aladeen while we are at it :P

March 17, 2014


I seent what chu did here and I second this motion, aladeen it all...

February 28, 2015


Shouldn't lauft (with the umlaut) be pronounced like oi instead of the way this lady is saying it? It's been 40 years since I've studied German, but that's the way I remember it, could be wrong...

August 10, 2014


Something is wrong in British schools. I spent 4 years learning German, with two different teachers. Neither mentioned that laufen can mean walk. Or the distinction between laufen and rennen. Thanks Dl!

July 5, 2017


In Switzerland laufen=walk, gehen=go, rennen=run

January 11, 2015


Forgot the umlaut


November 10, 2017


How can you tell whether sie means she or they?

January 20, 2015


sie läuft= she runs sie laufen= they run Sie laufen= you run

January 20, 2015


So if its formal it might require some context to understand?

May 12, 2016


"She walks"is the correct translation, every other use of the verb in this section is translated as "walk". Please be consistent.

October 17, 2017


it was a capital 'S' shouldn't it be 'you run'

October 16, 2013


It is a capital because its at the start of a sentence. Also if its the SIe (capital formal form) the verb is conjugated differently.

October 18, 2013


"Sie läuft" is she walks. "Sie laufen" is you (formal) walk. (or run)

April 4, 2014


How can i differentiate between 'they' and 'she'?? Please help

December 21, 2015


If the are some German runners here: does "laufen" mean "to run" and "rennen" mean "to race"? Like in English, "I ran 5k yesterday just for fun" and "I raced 5k yesterday and set my personal best time".

January 9, 2016
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