Vocabulary trainers often group their stuff by categories. Well, here's one of mine: word for rotten food and the effect it can have on us when we eat it :)
faulen, schimmeln, ranzig, sauer, schlecht, gammeln, kotzen, sich übergeben, ablaufen
The core idea of this root was:
It’s quite visible in words like break, brake and breach, but it’s also the origin of the Latin frangere (to break).
Here’s a little overview over that branch of the family. I think you can see the notion of breaking in all of them :)
- fragile, frail
- fragment, fragmentation