Archive for: "Broad Vocabulary"

All words in this category are cool and useful but they’re not essential.
So if you don’t know what to read first, other things are more important. But if you just want to broaden your vocabulary a bit, these articles are perfect for that.


Abwasch, der


anfallen


ansprechen


anstehen


aufkommen


Ausrede, die


Bar


Blatt, das


Body talk special


Brille, die


Der Schein


der Vogel


deuten


Drang, der


eingehen


False Friends Explained craft vs Kraft


False Friends Explained sensibel vs sensible


False Friends Explained spenden vs to spend


Fluss, der


folgen


folgen Folge 2


fordern


Frühjahrsmüdigkeit


fähig


gelten


German Prepositions Explained Auf 2


gießen


Grund, der


gönnen


haft


Hosenstall


kehren


kippeln


Klammer, die


Kostehäppchen


Kummer, der


Kunde


lauter


Lautmalerei, die


lenken


Lohn, der


Lücke, die


Mittel, das


nen, die


nerven


neugierig


Not, die


Ohrwurm, der


pflegen


regen


Reiz, der


Rücken


sauer


schenken


schieben


schlagen


schleifen


Schnupfen, der


Schranke, die


spüren


steigen


Steuer


streichen


Style Special Fridge


Style special Speaking


Style special to walk


stützen


Taste, die


Teil


Teil 2 teilen


treiben


treten


unheimlich


vorgehen


warten prefixed


wehren


weich


weise


wenden


Wesen, das


winken


Wundertütenspecial


Wundertütenspecial #2


Zettel, der


Zeug, das


Zukunft, die


zustehen


zwingen


Ärger, der


Prefix Verbs Explained – “ansprechen”

Hello everyone,

and welcome to episode number 152.167.123 of Prefix Verbs Explained. #feelingisthenewcounting
This time with talk about the meaning of

ansprechen

 

Which is not only useful if you want to bring up an issue in a meeting (#businessGerman$$), it’s also what you should do when you’re single find someone interesting and attractive (#datingadvice♥ #absolutealpha).
“Erm… Emanuel, we wanted to bring up the issue of those hashtags you started using recently? “
Oh, that. I learned that it’s what you gotta do in 2018 if you want to appeal to a young, cool audience. Pretty cutting edge, right?
“No bro, it’s pretty stupid.”
Oh… #sad #realitycheck.
“… and also, Emanuel,  even though not all of us are exactly young, we’re already the coolest audience on the planet, Emanuel.”
Oh… you’re actually right!
#truth
Ha… if you’re new here, you’re probably REALLY confused now :)
But the content is usually pretty good. So let’s jump right in…

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Word of the Day – “der Drang”

Hello everyone,

and welcome to our German Word of the Day, this time with a look at the meaning of

der Drang

 

And we won’t only look at Drang of course but also at other cool words like dringend or drängeln.
Okay, drängeln isn’t that cool actually. But sometimes you have to do it. Like… when you have to get out of a packed train. Or when the article you’re reading to learn German randomly starts talking about a horse that just stands on a meadow. And it describes how the horse just stands there. And then it eats a bit of grass. And takes a few steps. And then stands there. And you’re like
“Dude, could we get started already?!”
That’s drängeln. So let’s jump right in.

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Word of the Day – “schlagen”

Hello everyone,

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

schlagen

 

The main translation for it is  to beat. But that’s not all there is. Schlagen has some really nice prefix versions that take us to surprising contexts like reading books and choosing paths. And we’ll also discover that schlagen has awful lot to do with gender.
“Emanuel, that sounds kind of sexist.”
Well, I totally am sexist so that’s not a surpr… oh… oh wait… I meant sexiest. I’m a sexiest.
Gee, what a start… let’s jump right in.

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Word of the Day – “schleifen”

Hello everyone,

and welcome to our German Word of the Day, this time with a quick look at meaning of

schleifen

 

Schleifen is related to der Schleim (slime) and slip. But it’s not as slimy as slime and not as sexy as slip…. uh… I mean, slippery.
Spring is messing with my mind. Though … actually … some slips do have a Schleifen, and they’re quite sexy. I’ll post a selfie later.
But first let’s talk some vocab…

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