ruhig

Meanings

1.
quiet, silent
(pretty wholesome word, so not always just about "sound", but more generally about "low agitation")
2.
peaceful, smooth, still , calm, relaxed
3.
"without worry", #noproblem
(very common way to make a statement of permission or possibility sound inviting. "Mach ruhig!" for instance means "Go ahead, do it, don't worry.")

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Word of the Day - "ruhig"

A fun look at the origin and meaning of "ruhig" and why the sentence "Sei ruhig laut." actually makes sense. Also: die Ruhe and German for "Leave me alone!"

Vocab:

ruhig, die Ruhe, still, leise


Word Family

Root: *erə-, *rē-
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