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There are many words in German and English that sound similar but have very different meanings. They are called “false friends”.
When Absolvent(in) is someone who has completed their studies at an institution of higher education, we use graduate: Im internationalen Vergleich verdienen Absolventen dieser Uni sehr gut.
“By international standards, graduates of this university earn a lot.”
Many institutions refer to their Absolventen/absolventinnen as alumni (singular form: alumnus): Die Universität organisiert mehrere Veranstaltungen für ihre Absolventen. “The university organizes a number of events for its alumni.”
If absolvieren is used to talk about a course or period of study, we use complete or finish: Sie hat ihr Studium innerhalb von drei
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