1.
to kick in
(for doors or other surfaces that you damage by kicking)
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2.
to enter, to join
(In contexts of becoming a member of parties, clubs or societies)
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Opposite: austreten
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3.
to happen, to take place
(ONLY in the sense of predictions coming true.)
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4.
to step in, to come in
(Sounds VERY formal. The common option in daily life is "reinkommen".)
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The meaning of "treten" - And its prefix versions

A fun look at the German verb "treten" and its family. We'll learn the origins and loads of useful related nouns and prefix verbs.

Vocab:

treten, der Tritt, der Schritt, eintreten, austreten, auftreten, vertreten, betreten


Word Family

Root: *der-

This root is not 100% certain (in a a sense that etymologists feel like they don’t have enough evidence to call it a a certain “thing”), but the core idea of it would be:

walking, making steps

And it’s the origin of English to tread, trap and trip.

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