bewundern

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  • IPA(key): /bəˈvʊndɐn/
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bewundern (weak, third-person singular present bewundert, past tense bewunderte, past participle bewundert, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to admire, to respect (something of high quality)
    Ich bewundere Ihre Arbeit.
    I admire your work.
  2. (reflexive, informal) to admire oneself (e.g. in a mirror); to preen oneself (look at oneself lengthily, perhaps making minor adaptions)
    Hör auf, dich zu bewundern, und komm!
    Stop preening yourself and come on!

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Further reading[edit]

  • bewundern” in Duden online
  • bewundern” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache