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Prefix Verbs Explained – “ausstellen”

ausstellen-rausstellen-meanHello everyone,

and welcome to another episode of Prefix Verbs Explained. This time we’ll have a quick look at the meaning of

ausstellen

A word that comes in handy if you want to save gas and if you’re a painter. And if neither of those things sound interesting then let me tell you that we’ll also  learn something the r-version – that mysterious r-version that I keep mentioning without ever freaking bothering to give a detailed overview about what the hell that is. Yeah… I know, you find that annoying ;). Today we’ll add another piece to the puzzle, something about hin and her and r. And just so you know… it’s gonna be nerdy as hell and as a beginner you’ll be like “Whaaaaat”. So let’s waste no time and get right to it  :) Continue reading

Word of the Day – “gelten”

Hello everyone,

and welcome to our German Word of the Day. This time we’ll have a look at the meaning of

gelten

Gelten is related to one the most important things of our time: climate change. Nah, kidding. That doesn’t even exist. Gelten is related to Geld.
Money. And that doesn’t exist either because… but let’s start at the beginning.

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Word of the Day – “treiben”

treiben-antreiben-meaningHello everyone,

and welcome to our German Word of the Day. This time we’ll have a look at the meaning of

treiben

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A word that’ll really drive your German forward. Driiive. Draaaaiiiiiiiiifff. Traaaiiiiiiipffff. Treeeeiiibut hey let’s waste no more time with my nonsense and get right into the world of treiben. Sounds good? Perfect. Continue reading

Prefix Verbs Explained – “auslegen”

Hello everyone,

and welcome to another episode of Prefix Verbs Explained. And before we even get to the topic let me say that this is:

The 300th article !!!

That’s crazy!! And it’s all because of YOUR support. Because clearly I wouldn’t do this if no one read it. Your comments, questions, likes and donations are super super motivating. Danke, danke, danke. I’d say… let’s do 500 next. And then 100. And then teh world… buahahahahah… okay. Time to get to the topic.

Today, we’ll have a look at

auslegen

and we’ll start with a little quiz. Which of the following is NOT a translation for auslegen:

a) to interpret
b) to comb down a horse
c) to lay out

If you pondered c) for a second, then you’ve clearly had some experiences with prefix verbs already ;). So, auslegen can mean  to lay out but the two don’t always fit. And then there’s of course the other meaning. Clearly, we have enough talk about, so let’s jump right in.

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