Kriegen

RexV

RexV

Hi

I have just seen this sentence.
"Exzellenz-Universitäten kriegen vom Bund und von den Ländern zusätzliches Geld: zwischen 10 und 28 Millionen Euro pro Jahr. Davon können sie teure Forschungs-Projekte bezahlen“
I understand than that “kriegen” means something like:
To get something from someone
To receive something from someone
Etc
Source: https://dict.leo.org/german-english/bekommen
 
Is it possible to replace “kriegen” with “bekommen”? If not, why?
 
Julia-Rocket-German-Tutor

Julia-Rocket-German-Tutor

Hi RexV,

You are right, kriegen and bekommen are interchangeable. Depending on the region, you might hear one more than the other. Personally, I would recommend using bekommen as it is just a slightly more polite way of saying to get or receive.

Tschüss,
Julia
 

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