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abnehmen

(ab verb)

Meanings

1.
to decrease
(In the sense of a value decreasing, NOT for you decreasing something. It's a slow, gradual decrease.)
Opposite (closest): zunehmen
2.
to lose weight
(Either as a standalone, or with an amount.)
Opposite (closest): zunehmen
3.
to take off
(ONLY for taking off hats, glasses or headphones, and also things that hang somewhere. NOT for planes taking off.)
4.
to answer the phone
(No difference in meaning to "rangehen" and "abheben".)

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Prefix Verbs Explained - "zunehmen"

A quick look at the "zunehmen" and why it's the German translation for gaining weight.

Vocab:

zunehmen, abnehmen, die Zunahme


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