1.
to read off
(With a focus on reading off of a page. Sometimes used to contrast someone speaking without a script or notes.)
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Opposite: aufschreiben
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2.
to read out, to take readings
(Reading the value of some measuring instrument. Like for instance reading the water consumption counter when you move into a new apartment.)
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Word of the Day - "lesen"

"lesen" means "to read" in German. Today, we'll explore its various prefix versions and see some really fascinating connections to English and quality food.

Vocab:

lesen, vorlesen, die Vorlesung, durchlesen, nachlesen, verlesen


Word Family

Already in Ancient Greek and Latin it was used in the context of “selecting words” and “gathering meaning” and became the origin of plenty of words that revolve around language and ideas. Like logic, lexicon, legal, dialect, ideologue, apology, select and many more.

The German lesen today means to read, but the original sense of gathering, picking is also still alive in words like auflesen or Weinlese.

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