kapieren

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin capere, at first in grammar school slang, 17th c.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kaˈpiːʁən/, [-ˈpiː.ɐn]
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

kapieren (third-person singular simple present kapiert, past tense kapierte, past participle kapiert, auxiliary haben)

  1. (informal, originally school slang) to understand intellectually; to get
    Synonyms: verstehen, begreifen (formal)
    Dieser Idiot kapiert rein gar nichts.
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