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ausgeben

1.
to spend
(ONLY in context of money. NOT for spening time!)
2.
to buy (a drink)
("(jemandem) einen ausgeben"... it means paying a round for someone.)
3.
to pass off as
("(sich) ausgeben als" It's about presenting something or someone in a false way.)
4.
to issue
("handing out", only fits in specific contexts)
5.
to yield, to give out
(for computer programs and screens)

Examples

  • Boah, ich hab' im Urlaub so viel Geld ausgegeben.
  • Man, I spent so much money while I was on vacation.
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Prefix Verbs Explained - "ausgeben"

A fun look at the meaning of "ausgeben", a useful verb if you want to spend money, invite a friend for a drink or pretend to be a doctor.

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False Friends Explained - "spenden vs to spend"

German 'spenden' and English 'to spend' are classic false friends. Today, we'll learn what 'spenden' means, and how to say 'to spend' in various context.

Vocab:

spenden, die Spende, spendieren, die Speise, die Spesen, ausgeben, verbringen

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Root: *ghabh-
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