Meanings

1.
to stay up all night
(Doesn't need a direct object.)
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2.
to go through a lot of hardship
(Does need the hardship as a direct object, but can be generic. Often done through words like "viel" or "etwas".)
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German Prepositions Explained - "durch"

A detailed look at the German preposition "durch". We'll see what it means, when to use it and we'll collect the most important prefix verbs with "durch"

Vocab:

durchsetzen, durchhalten, durchmachen, durcheinander, der Durchschnitt, durchdrehen


Word Family

Root: *mag-

The core idea of this root was:

kneading, fitting

And its main field of use originally was “kneading” clay to build a house.
The sense has broadened a lot in the verb to make, but the original sense is still visible in most of the other relatives.

  • mass (originally: “unshaped lump of matter”)
  • match (originally: “masses fitting well”)
  • magma (originally: “thick dough like matter”)
  • among (originally: “kneaded together”)
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