1.
to (not) like
(A soft liking for people. The person is in Accusative. Mostly used with "gut" or "nicht".)
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leid tun, leider and Leidenschaft - The Family of "leiden"

A fun look at the meaning of "leiden" and what pity has to do with insults, passion and suffering.

Vocab:

leiden, leid tun, leider, die Leidenschaft, die Beleidigung, das Mitleid


Word Family

Root: *leit-(2)

The core idea of this root was:

going forth

It’s the origin of to lead as well as to load, which was about loading a vehicle for the way.
Another potential family member is satellite.

In German, the branch around leiden shifted from a neutral sense of going forth to a notion of carrying on through hardship.

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