umgehen

Meanings

1.
to go around
(Not very common, but you find it in contexts of ghosts, rumors and diseases. NOT for literally walking around something.)
2.
to handle, to treat
("umgehen mit" - the idea of "walking around with something" shifted to how you handle something "on the way". It can be about actually treating an object, but also about dealing with a challenge or burden.)

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Word of the Day - "gehen um"

A fun look at the meaning of "umgehen" and what "walking around" has to do with "handling". And also a look at the combo "gehen um" and why it's super useful.

Vocab:

gehen um, umgehen


Word Family

Root: *ghē-

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