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1.
recently, not so long ago
(For singular events, not for stretches of time. Quite common in spoken German.)
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Time 4.2 - Words for the past

We'll go over the most important German time adverbs that refer to the various points in the past. Also: what you think "früher" is and what it actually is :)

Vocab:

gerade, vorhin, kürzlich, vor kurzem, früher,ebe


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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