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Word of the Day - "Kostehäppchen"

A fun look at the meaning of "Kostehäppchen", the weird double meaning of “kosten” and the difference to “probieren”.

Vocab:

kosten, kostbar, kostenlos, probieren, der Bissen


The meaning of "suchen" (and its prefix versions)

Today, we'll take a look at the meaning of "suchen" and go over all its useful prefix versions and see what visiting, trying and choosing has to do with search.

Vocab:

suchen, die Suche, versuchen, der Versuch, aussuchen, durchsuchen, untersuchen, besuchen, der Besuch


Word Family

Root: *bheu-

The core idea of this root was:

being, existing, growing

The most famous English offspring is to be and the German forms bin and bist, but there are quite a few other interesting family members to be found.
Here’s an (incomplete) overview:

  • physics, physical, … (“the existing, tangible world”)
  • the beam (originally: “what’s existing, tree”)
  • build (first “dwelling”, then “building a house”)
  • neighbor (literally: “near-dweller”)
  • husband (originally: “house dweller”)
  • fiat (Latin for “be done”)
  • future (Latin form for “going to be”)
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