German Prefixes Explained – “ent-“

Hello everyone,

and welcome to a new episode of our series German Prefix Verbs explained.
Oh wait, did I say Prefix VERBS Explained?!
What I really wanted to say is German Prefixes Explained.
I mean… Prefix Verbs Explained is a good show, educational and some nice jokes here and there. But it’s nothing special, really. But German Prefixes Explained… oh man… that’s epic.
That’s the series where we learned about the meanings of be- and ver- and er-.
And today, we’ll tackle another one of the codependen… I mean inseparable prefixes because today, we’ll take a look at the meaning of

ent-

“Oh no, Emanuel, don’t expose me! I want to stay mysterious.”
Shut up, ent- ! You’ll be explained just like your prefix friends. And you’re not even that mysterious. I mean… most learners kind of have a feeling that you are about removing.
“Hmm, really?! You think?”
Yes.
“Damn it. But okay… I still have my little secrets.”
Yeah, and we’ll talk about all of them today. So, let’s buckle up and jump right in, shall we?
“No.”
Dude, I was talking to the audience. So are you ready to jump in?
Then let’s go.

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Word of the Day – “stoßen”

Hello everyone,

and welcome to our German word of the Day. And this time, we’ll take a look at the meaning of

stoßen

Stoßen is one of those words that flies under the radar of many learners. Like… even if you’re already somewhat fluent, chances are that you’ve never really noticed stoßen.
But that doesn’t mean that you haven’t used it. You might very well have. And you’ve almost certainly seen it.
Because while it’s not all that interesting by itself, it’s got some nice juicy prefix versions that hang out in a whole range of topics, like magnetism, heartburn, breaking the law, having drinks with friends, and boredom… I… I mean soccer.

Quite the range, right?
So let’s take a look.

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Word of the Day – “dicht”

Hello everyone,

and welcome to our German word of the day.
And this time, we’ll take a look at the meaning of

dicht

Some of you immediately thought of Goethe and Shakespeare and poetry, because poets are called Dichter in German.
But dicht itself is actually about being dense.
So the big question is:
are German poets dense?
This and much more
is what we’ll explore,
so let’s commence ;)

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New Feature: Taking your own notes

Hello everyone,

it’s September, start of a new school year for many, and it’s the perfect time for a new episode of the epic series ANF – A New Feature™©®.
We actually had quite a few this year already, with dark mode, the new website layout, the option to slow down examples, my growing dictionary, the voice recorder and the speech recognition AI.
But the feature I have now might be the most useful of them all.
Why? Well, my articles are usually a bit longer and there’s a lot of information in there. And it’s almost impossible to remember everything in one go.
So it would be really great to note down some key points that you can come back to later to review them.
Well… that’s exactly what you can do now, because from now on, you can

take your own notes

Yes, you read that right :)!

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