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a part or piece
(only for abstract parts like a part of a book or a part of a country or a part of an idea)
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Word of the Day - "Teil"

The German word "Teil" has two genders. Today, we'll find out why and what they mean and we'll go over the most useful compound nouns with Teil.

Vocab:

das Teil, der Teil, der Großteil, das Gegenteil, der Vorteil, vorteilhaft, der Nachteil


Word of the Day - "teilen"

A thorough look at the meaning of "teilen", how that shows in the different prefix versions and why an SMS is also called "Kurzmitteilung" in German.

Vocab:

teilen, verteilen, aufteilen, einteilen, austeilen, mitteilen, die Mitteilung, zum Teil


Word Family

The core idea of this root was:

dividing

It has evolved in various quite different directions, but the theme of dividing is present in most of the offspring.
Here’s a little (incomplete) overview :

  • time (“dividing time”)
  • tide (“time of water”)
  • tidy (originally: “in a timely manner”)
  • deal (“divide, distribute”)
  • demon (“dealer of destiny” used to be neutral in Greek and Latin)
  • democracy (demos originally referred to a “district” of a region or settlement)
  • demagogue (“district leader”)
  • epidemic (“on a district”)
  • pandemic (“across districts”)
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