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(Pretty much synonymous with "die Gebrauchsanleitung".)
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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


Word of the Day - "weise"

A thorough look at the meaning of "weise" and its family and what proving has to do with hints, identity cards and wisdom. #mindblowing

Vocab:

weise, weisen, der Hinweis, der Ausweis, ausweisen, abweisen, einweisen, verweisen, beweisen, der Beweis, überweisen, ausnahmsweise, -weise


"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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