** NEWS **: You can now find your dictionary favorites under the members menu (for premium members).

leistungsfähig

1.
potent, fit, productive, capable
(The core idea is that something or someone is capable of considerable performance.)
Value:
Create Examples with ChatGPT

My Articles

Word of the Day - "die Leistung"

Vocab:

die Leistung, leistungsfähig, leisten, die Leiste


Word Family

The core idea of this root was:

track, furrow

From there, it shifted toward the broader sense of pursuit and eventually even further toward pursuit of knowledge.

Here’s a quick overview over English family members:

  • to learn (pursue a trace to knowledge)
  • lore (what is learned)
  • to last (follow a track, stay on track -> remain)
  • delirious (Originally “off track->crazy” in Latin)

The meaning of German leisten evolved from a sense of following directions, doing your work and then shifted a bit toward getting results.

0 0 votes
Article Rating

Questions and Comments

🗨
Subscribe
Notify of
guest

0 Comments
Newest
Oldest
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments


Never miss out!

Join over 20.000 German learners and get my epic newsletter whenever I post a new article :)

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.