Meanings

1.
to join
(Join an activity.)
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2.
to make something for another person
(While you´re making it for yourself, often used in the context of cooking food.)
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3.
to put up with, to suffer
(Often used with a negation in a sense of not accepting something anymore.)
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German Prepositions Explained - "mit"

A fun ride along the prefix verbs with "mit-" in German. Definitely a bunch of verbs to bring with you to a conversation :). Mit lots of audio examples.

Vocab:

mitnehmen, mitkommen, mitbringen, mitmachen, mitgehen, mithaben


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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