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  • IPA(key): [ʔɛɐ̯ˈʔɪnɐn], [ʔɛɐ̯ˈʁɪnɐn]
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erinnern (third-person singular simple present erinnert, past tense erinnerte, past participle erinnert, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to remind
  2. (reflexive) to remember
  3. (transitive, rare) to remember


Usage notes[edit]

  • That which is reminded of or remembered, was indicated by a genitive object in old usage:
Er erinnerte mich dieses Tages.
He reminded me of that day.
Ich erinnere mich dieses Tages.
I remember that day.
  • Today it is generally indicated with an + accusative:
Er erinnerte mich an diesen Tag.
Ich erinnere mich an diesen Tag.
  • Occasionally, the reflexive verb is replaced with a simple verb + accusative object. This usage is correct, but much less common:
Ich erinnere diesen Tag.
I remember that day.

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