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What is the difference between währen and dauern?

April 9, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/myra

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wataya

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/siebolt

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

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