Meanings

1.
a note
(piece of paper with notes on it for the purpose of remembering)
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Word of the Day - "der Zettel"

Almost everybody uses "Zettel" every now and then. Today, we'll see what it is and learn a few nice idioms with it.

Vocab:

der Zettel, der Denkzettel, sich verzetteln, anzetteln


Word of the Day - "merken"

"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".

Vocab:

merken, sich merken, bemerken, merkwürdig, anmerken, das Merkmal


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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