Almost everybody uses "Zettel" every now and then. Today, we'll see what it is and learn a few nice idioms with it.
der Zettel, der Denkzettel, sich verzetteln, anzetteln
"merken" can mean "to notice" and "to remember". But not always. Today, we'll find out when and why and we'll talk about the difference to "bemerken".
merken, sich merken, bemerken, merkwürdig, anmerken, das Merkmal
The core idea of this root was:
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”)