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Word of the Day - "der Abwasch"

The fun world of doing the dishes in German. We'll learn words like pot, pan or plate and more importantly, we'll learn the phrasings for cleaning them :)


der Abwasch, abwaschen, waschen, Pfanne, Topf

Word Family

Root: *medhyo-

The core idea of this root was:

middle, in the middle

It might be a version of the root *me- which was about measuring but that’s not certain.

The original sense of middle has been preserved in the family and is still visible in many of the offspring.
Here’s an (incomplete) list:

  • mid, middle, amid
  • mezzo
  • median, medial
  • mediocre
  • intermediate
  • medieval
  • meso-
  • milieu
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