lenken

Meanings

1.
to steer, to direct, to be at the helm, to guide
(The focus is clearly giving direction or "make go in a direction". For guidance that includes stuff like giving knowledge or motivation, "führen" or "leiten" is the better word.)

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Word of the Day - "lenken"

A fun look at the meaning of "lenken", the difference to "steuern" and how that relates to the German word for "to distract".

Vocab:

lenken, der Lenker, ablenken, das Gelenk, das Lenkrad


Word of the Day - "Steuer"

A fun look at the meaning of "die Steuer" and its brother "das Steuer" and the surprise connection between steering can taxation :). Also: a mention of "lenken"

Vocab:

das Steuer, die Steuer, steuerbord, die Steuererklärung, die Steuerung, die Mehrwertsteuer


Word Family

Root: *kleng-
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