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as soon as possible
(German doesn't have such a cool abbreviation like ASAP)
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Time 4 - gleich, bald, später, nachher and more

A fun look at German time adverbs that refer to the future like jetzt, bald and demnächst, see what time frame they refer to. Also: the difference between "bis gleich" and "bis bald".

Vocab:

jetzt, später, sofort, nachher, bald, demnächst


Word of the Day - "möglich"

A fun look at the meaning of "möglich" and some related words and what they have to do with the German modal verb "mögen".

Vocab:

möglich, mögen, unmöglich, die Möglichkeit, möglicherweise, möglichst


False Friends Explained - "bald vs bald"

A quick look at the reason why German 'bald' and English 'bald' look alike but have NOTHING in common meaning wise. And a few words for balding men in German :)

Vocab:

bald, kahl, glatt, die Glatze


Word Family

Root: *magh-

The core idea of this root was:

ability, power, potential

This is most visible in the words may and might but it also shines through in other family members like main, machine, mechanics and magic.

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