I’ve recently come across the verb genesen and got confused. I had been using erholen, but now I have the suspicion it’s something to do with relaxing? and not actually recovering from an illness?
So if my relative was sick and I wanted to ask if he has recovered yet, would I say:
Ist er schon genesen?
Ich hoffe, dass er genesen ist!
but then how would I use erholen?
and is genesen also for something very serious like recovering from cancer? It feels like its more for say eine Erkältung.