Dictionary phrase *le(i)- lassen (d)runterlassen die Hose runterlassen
(phrase)

Meanings

1.
to be very honest, expose a lot you wanted to keep private
(also works for companies showing their balance sheet or similar things)
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Word of the Day - "Hosenstall"

A fun look at the German word "der Hosenstall" and why it’s perfect for an April’s fools prank. Also: some more or less useful words :)

Vocab:

die Hose, der Stall, der Reißverschluss, auf sein


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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