fühlen

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From Old High German fuolen, fuoljan, fuolōn, from Proto-Germanic *fōlijaną (to taste, feel), from Proto-Indo-European *pelem-, *pal- (to swing, shake). Cognate with Low German fölen, föhlen, Dutch voelen, West Frisian fiele, English feel.

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fühlen

  1. (transitive) to feel
  2. (reflexive) to feel
    • 1931, Arthur Schnitzler, Flucht in die Finsternis, S. Fischer Verlag, page 141:
      „Vielleicht bin ich sogar verrückt. Ich will es nicht in Abrede stellen. Aber wenn ich es bin, so fühle ich mich sehr wohl dabei. Und das ist doch die Hauptsache, nicht?“
      „Maybe I am even crazy. I don't want to deny it. But if I am, I am feeling very good with it. And that is the most important thing, isn't it?“

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