Prefix Advent Calendar – 23

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Christmas, the time of presents, love … and intense family fights.
Today’s word is for the day after :)

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 (sich) versöhnen (mit)

This word is kind of cute. The core is der Sohn (the son). And with the change-ver the literal translation is something like „to en-son oneself“.
Now, when Darth Vader told Luke what’s up in part two, he didn’t want to accept it. But at the end of part 3 they made peace with each other. They reconciled. And that’s versöhnen. And it works even between mother and daughter.
Note that you always have to versöhnen someone, either yourself or someone else. You need a direct object.
die Versöhnung – the reconciliation
versöhnlich  – placable (rare) 

  • Luke und Darth Vader haben sich wieder versöhnt.
  • Luke and Darth Vader made peace with each other
  • Thomas und Maria hatten Versöhnungssex.
  • Thomas and Maria had conciliatory intercourse…. or simply make up sex. 

One day till Christmas so unless you have a really burning question, no grammar questions please :)

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Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

Wow nice explanation

Olga
Olga
6 years ago

Danke sehr für das schöne Wort. :) Frohe und friedliche Weihnachten!

kathy
kathy
6 years ago

Fröhliche Weihnachten! oder (wie sagt ein französicher Freund von mir) Folichon Noël, und Merry Christmas!
Eine kleine Frage: Vader bedeutet Vater, oder? Wie Vadertag?

Vurn
Vurn
6 years ago
Reply to  kathy

Vader (Darth Vader) is a character from Star Wars, not a German word.

Daniel
Daniel
6 years ago
Reply to  Vurn

Vader is the Dutch word for father. In Dutch, he’s also known as Darth Sidious because of this. I think most refer to him as Darth Vader. Can’t be sure about that, though.

WES
WES
6 years ago

In English we usually capitalize persons for whom a capital is required – hence, the second person of the Trinity (the Son) gets one.

Shannon
Shannon
6 years ago

Merry Christmas! and thanks for making grammar an absolute delight! :)

Mike Williams
Mike Williams
6 years ago

Schöne Weihnachten Emanuel.

Roman Dutchak
6 years ago

:)

Joanne Bay
Joanne Bay
6 years ago

I have enjoyed all your Advent posts! Thanks. I’ve learned a lot, though I doubt I’ll remember them all. Happy holidays. Frohes Weihnachten.

Anonymous
Anonymous
6 years ago

*made peace :)