for a long time, indefinitely
(think of it as the opposite of temporarily)
Opposite: vorübergehend
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Word of the Day - "dauern"

A fun look at the meaning of "dauern" and how to use it as a translation for "to take time" . Also: some cardio. Condolences :).


dauern, die Dauer, dauernd, andauern, die Ausdauer, während, bedauern,...

Word of the Day - "haft"

A fun look at the meaning of "haft" and its family. A ride that'll take us from a jail sentence all the way to a stapler pin. Ernsthaft?! Yup, ernsthaft :)


haft, haften, verhaften, die Haft, zwanghaft, zweifelhaft, das Heft, heften, der Hefter, heftig

Word Family

The core idea of this root was

firm, hard, strong

It has evolved into quite an impressive language tree where the two main branches in English are about lasting over time (during, duration, durable, endurance) and being steadfast, honest (trust, truth, true)

Here’s a little (incomplete) overview:

  • tree
  • dendro- (Greek stem for tree)
  • Druid (literally “tree-wit, tree, knower”)
  • dryad (“wood nymph”)
  • duration, during, endurance, durable
  • trust
  • truth, true
  • duress (originally:” hardness”, then “toughness”)
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