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and welcome to the second part of our look at one of the most important words ever:
Last time, we first talked about zu as a preposition. We found that it carries the idea of toward-ness and we learned the main groups of “destinations” zu works for: persons, occasions and activities.
So whenever you want to express that something is directed toward something that fits within these groups… zu is most likely the right choice.
Then, we turned toward about zu- as a verb prefix and even though it is bent and twisted, the core idea of toward-ness was still very clear.
“Uhm … Emanuel, actually it wasn’t really all that cl…”
IT WAS STILL CLEAR! #endofdebate
“Okay, okay… chill, bro.”
Then, we talked about how zu can also mean closed and how that’s actually very… ahem… close to the idea of toward and last but not least we learned that German spelling reform sucks and that Takumi’s final form is Swole-Takumi. But we never got to see his full power because of connection issues.
Oh and then there was like an endless list of zu-words at the end :).
If you want to check it out, you can find it here:
German Prepositions Explained – “zu” – Part One
Otherwise, let’s jump right into part two – with a look at those fixed preposition verb combinations like warten auf or wundern über…
and welcome to a new episode of the series German Prepositions Explained, this time with a detailed look at
As usual, we’ll first check out what the word means as a preposition, then we’ll see if and how this connects to its use as a verb prefix, and finally, we’ll take a look at the annoying … ahem zoo… of fixed combinations of the preposition with certain verbs. Which is kind of special in case of zu because there are many and none. Dun dunn dunnnnn.
So are you ready to jump right in?
Then let’s go….
and welcome to our German Word of the Day. This time, we’ll have a look at the meaning of
Which is something that can happen when you’re trying to learn German – unfortunately. But if it happens, then it’s usually because a little “ship” is missing.
And if you’re now like “What ship? And why pink?”
Well, you’ll get all the answer inside, so let’s jump right in :)
June 25, 2018
Posted in Audio Examples, B - Level, Must have words, Verbs, Vocabulary
Tagged i'm sorry German, leid meaning, leiden meaning, leider meaning, passion german, tut mir leid meaning
and welcome to our German Word of the Day. This time we’ll take a look at the meaning of
And Bild is really cool because not only does it say more than a thousand words, it is also part of more than a thousand words. Much more.
The online dictionary dict.cc has 2.400 entries with bild in them. That is a LOT of words. So clearly, there must be more to a Bild than … ahem… meets the eye.
Anyway, let’s jump right in :)
March 15, 2018
Posted in A -Level, Audio Examples, Must have words, Nouns, Vocabulary
Tagged bilden meaning, bildung meaning, einbilden meaning, eingebildet meaning, picture german, stuck up german