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handeln

Meanings

1.
to trade
(The commodity traded can be the direct object but it's also common to connect it with "mit". )
2.
to take action, to act
3.
to bargain
(In daily life, the more common verb is "feilschen")
4.
to be about
("handeln von" - usually in context of stories)
5.
to be
("sich+Acc handeln um" - a rather convoluted phrasing. Either you use it with "es" or you have to say "Bei X handelt es sich um...")

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Vocab:

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Word of the Day - "handeln"

A fun look at the crazy family of "handeln" that connects ideas of trade, treatment, acting and negotiating. And hands :)

Vocab:

handeln, der Handel, verhandeln, behandeln, die Hand, der Händler, die Handlung


Word Family

Root\: unknown (or not yet entered)

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