I am bored.
(saying "Ich bin langweilig." is a common mistake, but it means that you're a boring person.)
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Word of the Day - "die Langeweile"

A 110% non-boring look at the German word for boredom, why it's important not to say you're "langweilig" and a couple of glances at die Laune and die Stimmung.


die Langeweile, gelangweilt, langweilig, die Stimmung, die Laune

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Word Family

Root: *del-

The core idea of this root was:

long, length

The root got extended to *dlong- and the d slowly disappeared. The original sense is still very much at the center today, as you can see in offspring like long, length, longitude or elongate.

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