mal

Meanings

1.
ever
(A casual "ever" you'd hear in questions like "Have you ever had McDonalds?". For a strong "ever" you'd use "jemals" or "überhaupt mal")
2.
for a second
(questions and orders)
3.
once, at some point
(casual, not focused on number)
4.
times
(as a suffix, in combination with numbers, "einmal, zweimal,... ")
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The meaning of "mal"

The first part of our look at the meaning of "mal". Here, we focus on where "mal" comes from and on its more "conventional" meanings.


How to use "mal" like a German

The second part of our look at the meaning of "mal". This time the focus is on all the idiomatic uses and expressions.


Word Family

Root: *mē(d)-

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