wohnen und leben

what is the difference between wohnen and leben?

7/24/2012, 2:21:17 AM


Their is a famous advertising slogan almost every German knows: IKEA- Wohnst du noch oder lebst du schon? bel99 has given an good example for it

7/28/2012, 9:34:17 PM

Think of it as the difference between "to live" and "to stay at". The second is considered incorrect English by purists, in terms of where one lives, but it fills a gap in the language that German corrects by having 2 separate verbs.

Leben - I live in the moment

Wohnen - I live in the red house

7/24/2012, 12:24:22 PM

I suppose wohnen means more to dwell like living at a house, where Leben means more to exist or have life.

7/24/2012, 3:55:42 AM
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