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Stressed vowel length and/or separability: Vere̲i̲n

Translation of Verein in English:

Maskulinum Verein[e]s, Vereine

  • 2im Verein [mit]
    in conjunction with
    in trautem Verein [mit]
    in an unlikely twosome/group [with]

Cultural Note: Verein

There are over 300,000 officially registered Vereine (clubs or associations) with their own constitution and by-laws. Millions of Germans belong to a club; nearly one in four is a member of a sports club, and there are around 15 million hiking-club members. Stamp collectors, marksmen, dog breeders, music fans, in fact those who follow any kind of activity or hobby, are soon organized into a Verein. Membership fees are usually low, and everybody is encouraged to socialize at club level.

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