Meanings

1.
the use
(Formal word for the act of using. You find it on food packages that you have to shake before "use")
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2.
the traditions, the customs
(ONLY the plural "Gebräuche" and that's the ONLY thing the plural means.)
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Word of the Day - "brauchen"

A fun look at "brauchen" (to need), its prefix versions and how to use "brauchen" with verbs. Also: some really cool relations to English and other languages.

Vocab:

brauchen, verbrauchen, der Brauch, der Bedarf, Gebrauchsanweisung


"nutzen" and "benutzen" - The Difference Explained

Vocab:

nutzen, benutzen, verwenden, der Gebrauch, nützlich, hilfreich, nützen, abnutzen, ausnutzen


Word Family

Root: *bhrug-

The core idea of this root was:

enjoying, eating fruits

It’s the origin of the words around fruit (like fruition or fructose) and also of the branch around function and fungible which evolved from the idea of using.
The German brauchen slowly shifted from using to needing.

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