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What are the difference between beliefern and liefern? I know that both mean to deliver but are they interchangeable?

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I suggest you buy a better dictionary. –  Carsten Schultz Dec 28 '13 at 12:05
    
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Wenn Du jemandem etwas lieferst, dann belieferst Du ihn.

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a) Du kannst jemanden beliefern (mit und genaues Objekt)

b) Du kannst etwas liefern (genaues Objekt)

a) Wir beliefern den Supermarkt schon lange

oder

a) Wir beliefern den Supermarkt schon lange mit Tomaten

b) Wir liefern dem Supermarkt schon lange Tomaten

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beliefern is the transitive version of liefern. The former automatically asks for an (accusative) object. It's like the difference between antworten und beantworten:

antworten auf die Frage = die Frage beantworten

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