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(Needs to be combined with the noun and can NOT stand by itself. "Das ist mein Lieblings." is NOT correct. )
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The meaning of "Liebling"

A quick and fun look at the word Liebling and at how to say “my favorite” in German. Because there's a very common mistake lurking. Also: some names :)

Vocab:

lieb, der Liebling, Lieblings-, der Schatz


Word Family

Root: *leubh-

The core idea of this root was

liking, loving, caring

It’s the origin of love as well as libido and belief, which literally used to be a thought you “hold deer”.

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