klingeln

Meanings

1.
to ring

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Word of the Day - "lauter"

A fun look at the word "lauter", why it is much more than just "louder" and what cool things we can do with it.

Vocab:

lauten, laut, der Laut, lauter, unlauter, der Klang, läuten


Word of the Day - "die Lautmalerei"

German is full of onomatopoeia. Today, we'll learn the poetic German word for it and check out some common examples with audio :)

Vocab:

laut, der Laut, der Klang, die Malerei


Noises in German - An Overview

Languages are full of onomatopoetical words for noises - hissing, humming, growling etc. Today, we'll look at the German ones and see if they "sound the part.

Vocab:

brummen, plätschern, knarren, rauschen, britzeln, quietschen, pfeifen


Word Family

Root: *gal-

The core idea of this root was:

shouting, calling

In English, this became the word to call.

The German branch is a bit more diverse with words like klagen (to lament) and klingen, which is a general word for sounding.

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