Advent Calendar 13- Ety-Hmmmm-ology

Ety-hmmmm-ology

 

Hi everyone,

it’s Sunday, the third Advent and after the depressingly hard quiz a few days ago, it’s time for … another quiz that might be really depressing.
Hooray! Best third Advent ever.
And this is actually a new kind of quiz and it’s about

Etymology (I know at least one person who is yawning right now ;)

Here’s how it works – I’ll give you a German word and four English words and you have to deduce/guess/research which of them is NOT related to the German word.
Let’s do an example:

der Tisch (the table)

  1. disk
  2. dish
  3. desk
  4. dash

The correct answer here is dash, because that’s the one that’s NOT related to Tisch. All the other three are.
Now, this one was actually a bit easier than the ones in the actual quiz. But of course the idea is not that you just guess.
So I have tried to have the three related words all have a common theme.
Try to look for the word that doesn’t fit in with the others.
And if you want, you can also get yourself a little hint for each question – usually it’s the core theme you have to look for.

And in teh answers, I’ll give you a brief explanation of the “logic” for each word.

As I said, we’ve not done this type of quiz before, so I am not sure if it’s to difficult or not, but I hope it’s fun.
So… viel Spaß :)

 

Let me know in the comments how you liked it and how you did. And if course if you have any questions about any of the words.
Have a great day and bis morgen :)

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jen1
jen1
1 year ago

Stark —ich denk –Colorless, black & white landscape, not ‘strong’ at all!

Randall
Randall
1 year ago

Yeah, I bombed it the first time around. I enjoyed seeing all the reasons/explanations why each correct word was related.

Judit Brandmair
Judit Brandmair
1 year ago

That was the hardest quiz ever…
Ich hab kläglich gescheitert und zwar mit der Hilfe des HintsTrotzdem, das macht mir schon immer riesen Spaß, in die Welt der Ethimologie einzutauchen und meine Kenntnisse durch die Tests zu erweitern. Die Adventszeiten sind viel lustiger geworden mit Emanuel’s AdventskalenderDanke für deine (eure) Arbeit

coleussanctus
coleussanctus
1 year ago

This was a really unique idea and I had fun with it. I thought it was interesting that “rücken” has a different etymology for the noun and the verb.

DWDS says the noun goes back to a root that means turning, bending, moving in a circle. Quiz said that, got it. But because I was sloppy about capitalization, I found out the verb says “Herkunft nicht geklärt” and the idea is a rocking motion, moving forward, changing location.

So I guess we don’t necessarily know that they aren’t related, but the trivia pack rat in me was still pleased with this nugget of information.

coleussanctus
coleussanctus
1 year ago
Reply to  Emanuel

I got my shovel, let’s go! Thanks for the link :)

Leslie r. Crockett
Leslie r. Crockett
1 year ago

About half correct. I grasped the concept but my thinking was a wie bit different. For ex. I saw the word ‘wreak’ in terms of action/movement.

Leslie r. Crockett
Leslie r. Crockett
1 year ago

And ‘startle’ in terms of sudden movement. I jumped because I was startled.

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

For a non native speaker of neither german nor english, you were right, it was very hard. Also, etymology is not my thing anyways, so I think it is the main reason why I do not find it interesting, even in the form of a quiz.

James Waller
James Waller
1 year ago

Das war sehr interessant. Etymology ist spaß!

Bobbie S
Bobbie S
1 year ago

Thanks for the Advent Calendar. It is absolutely wonderful for me to see every day. The last quiz was a favorite. This quiz not at all. As a beginner, I couldn’t see any of these word connections until I read the answers. It was great to have explanations there. My second time around I got the 100% but etymology is just not my cup of tea.

Desdra
Desdra
1 year ago

Well, I didn’t do very well. This was pretty difficult for me.

Btw – namaste means (according to my yoga instructor) “the god in me acknowledges the god in you”. I suppose taking could relate to namaste as taking/acknowledging. Kind of a stretch but the languages did diverge a while ago. Just my attempt to make up for my lousy performance on the test.

Zuckerbaby
Zuckerbaby
1 year ago

Es ist wirklich prima, wenn man am Ende des Quizzes lautlachen kann.

Francesca Greenoak
Francesca Greenoak
1 year ago

In 2, I wrongly connected wreck with wreak which is an old word meaning to work as in to wreak havoc.

Fancypantser
Fancypantser
1 year ago

Das Wort MAKE in MAGA kommt aus Macht/machen, oder?

Jayne
1 year ago
Reply to  Emanuel

That’s what I thought. I am going to take that as meaning I got that question right after all. Therefore I got a perfect score. (I am only doing this because it will never happen again.) :)

Elizabet*
Elizabet*
1 year ago

Das war super schwer! Ich habe nur vier geschafft (1,2,3 & 7) und diese nur zum Glück… außer dem letzen… Und ja, ich habe schamlos auf der Hinweise geguckt. :)

Mark
Mark
1 year ago

3/10. Interessant und urschwierig!

jmarks
jmarks
1 year ago

Chlorophyll comes from Greek khloros (“pale green”) and phyllon (“leaf”). Nothing to do with Blume or bloom, which share the old Norse root blom.
I always enjoy the quizzes, but this quiz was not really about etymology.

jmarks
jmarks
1 year ago
Reply to  Emanuel

Perhaps Indo-European is a bit far back to go for instructive etymology?
Nonetheless. I love your style of teaching! discussing the nuances of word and phrase use is one aspect of your work here that makes this blog shine. I haven’t seen this anywhere else. Many many thanks.

Nicho
Nicho
1 year ago

quiz made me feel like an idiot – but I got 100% second time!

Nicho
Nicho
1 year ago
Reply to  Emanuel

Deluded – but I felt I understood your thought processes better.

Nicho
Nicho
1 year ago

Thank you so much to community for your help – it will not be forgotten.

Timothy Spangler
Timothy Spangler
1 year ago

After reviewing the questions on the second round, I did 100 percent on the quiz. I usually rush through quizzes. When I do that, I sometimes get about 70 to 80 percent of them correct. Not this time. LOL!!!. I’m really having a lot of fun doing these quizzes. Send more please!!!
Tim

SD42
SD42
1 year ago

I did okay, 4/7. LOVED #7, LOL out loud! :-D This was a fun quiz, not too dreadfully hard (thanks for the hints) and not yawningly easy

MonkeyMe
MonkeyMe
1 year ago

Hallo!
The quiz was a bit hard haha but really interesting and different.
I wanted to thank for the support with the sponsorship, it makes a big difference!
Viele Grüße :)