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der Notruf

Meanings

1.
the emergency hotline
(A fairly famous German crime TV show is called "Notruf")
2.
the emergency call

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Word of the Day - "brauchen"

A fun look at "brauchen" (to need), its prefix versions and how to use "brauchen" with verbs. Also: some really cool relations to English and other languages.

Vocab:

brauchen, verbrauchen, der Brauch, der Bedarf, Gebrauchsanweisung


Word of the Day - "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


Word of the Day - "rufen"

A fun look at the meaning of "rufen" and its relatives - their origin, their meanings and what calling has to do with a job and fame.

Vocab:

rufen, der Ruf, anrufen, ausrufen, aufrufen, der Ruhm, berühmt, der Beruf, die Berufung


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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