Meanings

1.
to leave something on
(In the sense of not turning off a device.)
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Opposite: auslassen
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2.
to start
(ONLY for car engines. Sounds a bit out of date and technical now and "anmachen" is more common.)
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3.
to leave something on
(In the sense of not taking of a piece of clothing.)
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Word of the Day - "lassen"

A thorough look at the German verb "lassen". We'll learn its core meanings, see what it has to do with passive voice and explore the various prefix versions.


Word Family

Root: *le(i)-

The core idea of this root was:

letting go, slacken off, relenting

And we can still see this sense in the English offspring, like last, let, lenient, latter or late.

By the way, the words relax and and release, though they would fit in here, apparently come from a different root.

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