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What is the difference between währen and dauern?

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4/9/2013, 2:13:22 AM

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"Währen" is a little more old fashioned than "dauern", but both mean "to last".

4/9/2013, 2:50:39 PM

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I wouldn't say it is old fashioned. It's just rather formal language. http://www.duden.de/rechtschreibung/waehren

4/10/2013, 7:28:11 AM

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Thank you

5/3/2013, 12:53:37 AM

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Thank you

5/3/2013, 12:53:34 AM

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Adding to Myra: "Ehrlich währt am längsten", an old saying, so it uses "währen".

4/9/2013, 9:39:22 PM

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Thank you

5/3/2013, 12:53:42 AM
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