Dictionary verb an verb *legh- legen anlegen
(an verb)


to land in, to moor at, to arrive
("anlegen an/in" - "arriving" for sea-borne vessels.)
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Opposite (closest): ablegen
to invest
(ONLY in a financial sense. Not for time. And usually only used with "Geld". Most phrasings use the word "investieren", especially for investing in particular stocks.)
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to lay out, to create
(In the sense of designing an area like a garden for instance.)
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to push it, to have it coming
("es auf etwas anlegen" - purposefully pushing toward or past some sort of trigger threshhold, even though you know that it might not be a good idea.)
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to take on someone, to confront
("sich anlegen mit" - in the sense of going up against)
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to lay at, against
(In the literal sense of laying an object next to (touching) another object. ONLY used in VERY few contexts, like some board games for example. Or ears to the head. For 99% of cases, "ranlegen" is the idiomatic word.)
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Prefix Verbs Explained - "anlegen"

We'll explore the different meanings of "anlegen" and the noun "die Anlage" and hopefully understand what taxes have to do with parks and challenges.


anlegen, sich anlegen mit, die Anlage, die Veranlagung

Word Family

Root: *legh-

The core idea of this root was:

laying, lying down

of course the verbs to lay and to lie belong here, but the root is also the origin of law, lair, ledger, allay and low.  And of lager, which is essentially a German word that means storage.

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