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the emergency room
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The meaning of - "die Not"

We’ll look at the family of die Not and find lots of necessary words - literally :).

Vocab:

die Not, notwendig, nötig, benötigen, der Notfall


German Prefix Verbs Explained - "aufnehmen"

A fun look at the various meanings of "aufnehmen" and what a recording has to do with giving asylum to refugees and entry exams.

Vocab:

aufnehmen, die Aufnahme, die Notaufnahme, die Aufnahmeprüfung, raufnehmen


Word Family

Root: *nau(ti-)

The original core of this root was a sense of:

death, exhaustion, collapsing

But this soon shifted toward the idea of “lack of something”.

In English to need , and also in the Slavic branch, the sense shifted further toward the idea of need.
In German, it is also about lack, but it kept more of a sense of emergency.

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