to read (in)
(In the sense of reading data INTO a computer.)
Opposite: auslesen
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to read into a topic
("sich+Acc einlesen in" - the self reference must be there. The idea is quite similar to "sich belesen" but not as intense and a bit more common. Think like watching a few Youtube vi... I mean, reading a few papers or articles.)
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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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