Meanings

1.
to think
(Thinking about everyday questions, where you need a solution/answer. Does NOT take a direct object, but you can connect a question like "when" or "if". Similar to "nachdenken", but more mundane.)
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to decide, to think and decide, to come up with
("sich+Dat etwas überlegen" - here, the focus is essentially on the result of the thinging. Can be about a decision, but also about coming up with an idea. The self reference cannot be skipped if there's a result.)
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The meaning of "nachdenken"

A quick look at the meaning of "nachdenken", the difference to just "denken" and how to use this verb in everyday German.


The meaning of "überlegen"

A fun look at the meaning of "überlegen", the surprising logic behind the meaning and the difference to "nachdenken".


Word of the Day - "die Wahl"

A fun look at the meaning of "die Wahl" and the verb "wählen" and the difference to "aussuchen". And a boring look at the German political system :).

Vocab:

die Wahl, wählen, wählerisch, die Auswahl


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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