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"Vocabulary"

This section brings you the German word of the day and a round up on how to use it.

In this episode:

A quick look at the various meanings of "abziehen" and the noun "der Abzug" and one of the most graceful German words ever. And some Hegel.

Vocabulary:

no vocab snippet (yet)

aufhören - A practical guide
aus - Part I
aus - Part II
bereit
bieten
dicht
der Druck

In this episode:

A fun look at the word der Druck and the difference between the verbs drucken and drücken. Featuring also: a big let down.

Vocabulary:

der Druck, der Händedruck, der Luftdruck, der Blutdruck, drucken, der Drucker, die Druckerei, ausdrucken, bedrucken, der Abdruck

die Eile

In this episode:

A fun look at die Eile, how to say "hurry up" in German and the surprising origin of the words.

Vocabulary:

die Eile, eilen, sich beeilen, eilig, voreilig

einsetzen
The Prefix "er-"

In this episode:

The prefix "er-" seems to be very confusing, but there's actually a common underlying theme. Today, we'll find out what that is and check out examples.

Vocabulary:

no vocab snippet (yet)

er-
erledigen

In this episode:

A fun look at the meaning of "erledigen", how to say "Never mind!" and what all that has to do with body parts, memberships and a certain Goethe.

Vocabulary:

erledigen, das Glied, das Mitglied, gliedern, die Gliederung, ledig, lediglich

fallen - All Prefix Versions
gemein

In this episode:

"gemein" means "mean" in the sense of "bad". But lots of words with "gemein" in them are about community. Today, we'll find out why.

Vocabulary:

gemein, die Gemeinheit, gemeinsam, die Gemeinde, die Gemeinschaft, allgemein, im Allgemeinen

graben

In this episode:

A fun look at the meaning of "graben" and how it relates to ditch and rumination. And another English word that you would NEVER expect to be related to grave.

Vocabulary:

graben, vergraben, begraben, angraben, das Grab, die Gruft, die Grube, grübeln, ...

holen

In this episode:

A fun look at the meaning "holen" and its many useful prefix versions and the secret connection between fetching, racing and shouting.

Vocabulary:

holen, rausholen, ausholen, abholen, aufholen, überholen, sich erholen, runterholen

liefern
nutzen, benutzen
rüehren

In this episode:

A quick look at the meaning of "rühren" and what stirring your coffee has to do with emotions.

Vocabulary:

rühren, sich rühren, berühren, die Berührung

die Schicht
der Schirm
schonen
der Schritt
schrumpfen
schüchtern
der Stamm

In this episode:

A quick look at the various uses of "der Stamm" in German and the mysteries meanings of "Stammtisch" and "Stammbar".

Vocabulary:

der Stamm, der Stammtisch, der Stammbaum, der Baumstamm, der Stammkunde, stammen, stemmen

stoßen
streiten
ungefähr

In this episode:

A quick look at the meaning of "ungefähr" and what estimates have to do with danger and driving.

Vocabulary:

ungefähr, die Gefahr, gefährlich, circa