berufen

Meanings

1.
to appoint to a job position
("jemanden berufen" - sounds a bit epic)
2.
to refer to, to invoke
("sich+Acc berufen auf" - quite formal and usually in the sense of referring to something or someone to back your story or your rights.)

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Word of the Day - "rufen"

A fun look at the meaning of "rufen" and its relatives - their origin, their meanings and what calling has to do with a job and fame.

Vocab:

rufen, der Ruf, anrufen, ausrufen, aufrufen, der Ruhm, berühmt, der Beruf, die Berufung


Word Family

Root: *kar(ə)-
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