"eh" is a really weird word, but it's actually a good translation for "anyway". Today, we'll learn how to use it and its brothers "ehe" and "eher".
eh, ehe, eher, die Ehe, ehemalig
We'll learn about "raten" and why it is guessing and giving advice at the same time. Also: lots of really useful prefix versions and other nice words.
raten, der Rat, beraten, verraten, erraten, das Rätsel
The core idea of this root was:
It’s the origin of a quite wide array of words that all in some way are about connecting parts or making parts fit.
Here’s a little (incomplete) overview:
- arm (bones joined together into a whole)
- arthritis (“related to joints”)
- arm (tool fitted together, then “weapon”)
- armor (again, stuff fitted together)
- alarm (originally: “to the weapons”)
- art, artificial, artist, artifact (“stuff fitted together”)
- article (“part of a whole”)
- articulate (“to say clearly, as separate parts”)
- order (“fitted together”)
- ordinary (originally “according to order”)
- subordinate (“ordered below”)
- harmony (“fitting tones”)