Meanings

1.
to represent
(The core idea is that you "step for" someone or something. Works for people as well as for ideas. In context of courts also "to defend")
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2.
to temporarily replace
(ONLY for people. Think substitute teacher)
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3.
to injure
("sich etwas vertreten" - ONLY for leg or foot injuries that are the result of stepping weirdly.)
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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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