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1.
to put out (on display)
(Mainly used for information material and possibly poisonous bait. Or flooring.)
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2.
to design, to plan
(ONLY used in context of engineering specs, NOT for visual design. )
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to interpret
(Only in the sense of interpreting what someone or something means. Not for interpreting music. Less common than "interpretieren". The source material is the direct object.)
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to put down money that you’ll be reimbursed for later
("jemandem Geld auslegen". Less common than "borgen" but it sounds less of "debt". And Germans hate debt. )
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Prefix Verbs Explained - "auslegen"

What's the meaning(s) of "auslegen"? Does it mean "to lay out"? And what is the difference to "rauslegen"? All this and more in this epic episode...


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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