1.
the desire
(Often in a sexual context, but not exclusively. Combines with the preposition "nach")
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The meanings of "fordern" and "fördern"

A fun look at the meaning of "fordern" and "fördern" and what demanding has to do with support, challenges and mining. In short: lots of useful words.

Vocab:

forder, fördern, die Forderung, die Förderung, befördern, erforderm, herausfordern, auffordern, unterfordern


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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