"What is the Difference"

“Verschieden vs. anders”, “wenn vs. falls”, “kennen vs wissen” – these and other pairs make almost every learner at some point wonder “What the hell is the difference.”
This category collects them all.



This archive is under construction at the moment (February 2019).So it might be a bit buggy here and there. But I am working on it.

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We'll look at the meaning of "alle", which can be about all and empty at the same time, and we'll talk about when to use "alle" and "ganze".

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alle, ganze, alles in allem, all die

alle

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A thorough look at the meanings of "allerdings" why you can use it to express contradiction AND agreement. Yeah, I know... German :)

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allerdings

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A fun look at the meanings and uses of the German word "als" (time, comparison, that third thing). Complete with audio examples and lots and lots of horses :)

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als

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anhalten

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ansehen

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antworten vs. beantworten

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aufheben

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aufwachen

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ausser

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bringen and its prefixes

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die Stimme

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A fun look at the meaning of "die Erfahrung" and if really has something to do with "fahren" (to drive). Also: the difference between erfahren and erleben.

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die Erfahrung, erfahren (verb), erfahren (adjective), erleben, das Erlebnis

Erfahrung, die

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falls

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freuen

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fühlen

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ganz

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gehen um

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German ausgehen

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German Prefixes Explained be

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irgend

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A 110% non-boring look at the German word for boredom, why it's important not to say you're "langweilig" and a couple of glances at die Laune and die Stimmung.

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die Langeweile, gelangweilt, langweilig, die Stimmung, die Laune

Langeweile, die

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lenken

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merken

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Only in German erst, nur, einzig

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paar

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Prefix Verb Explained aufmachen

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raten

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reichen

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ruhig

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schätzen

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sondern

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suchen prefixed

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Teil

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Teil 2 teilen

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'denn' - a word Germans throw all over the place. Today, we'll explore the meaning, see what the difference is to 'weil' and learn how to use it like a boss :)

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The meaning of German denn

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The meaning of German ob

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A fun look at the meaning and origin of "trotzdem" and a breakdown of when to use "trotz", "trotzdem" and "obwohl". Of course with audio examples :)

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trotzdem

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verschieden, anders, unterschiedlich

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vs. dass, das

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Wahl, die

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wann or wenn What's the difference

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warten prefixed

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werben

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What is the difference mindestens, wenigsten, zumindest

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Looks like a lot of work. No... wait. I mean it looks a lot like 'work'. But what about arbeiten?... It also differs from scheinen in that...

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wirken

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German has two verbs for "to know" - "wissen" and "kennen". Today, we'll learn a new, unconventional way to know when to use which. Of course with audio examples :)

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wissen and kennen

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WitD hinter vs. hinten

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Zweck, der

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Zweifel, der

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zwischen

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A fun look at the meaning of "überhaupt" - one of the German options for "at all". We'll learn how to use it and why it means what it means.

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überhaupt

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A fun look at the meaning of the super common German word "überlegen" and how to use it. With loads of every day examples.

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überlegen