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the pain, the suffering
(German brother of "pain". It's very rarely used and a very epic form of "pain")
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Word of the Day - "peinlich"

A fun look at the meaning of "peinlich", how to say that you're embarrassed in German and some more words like shame or disgrace :).

Vocab:

peinlich, die Pein, der Schmerz, das Schmerzmittel, die Schande, bloßstellen, sich blamieren


Word Family

Root: *kwei-

The original idea of this root was:

paying, atoning, compensating

And the family has focused on the more “severe” side of this, as we can see in the English offspring pain and penalty.

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