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aufnehmen

Meanings

1.
to record
(For audio and video content and also pictures.)
2.
to absorb, soak up
(For information, nutrients and similar things that go "into" the body and mind.)
3.
to pick up
(For activities, mainly used for hobbies and negotiations and also "threads" of a narrative.)
4.
to take in
(For institutions or societies taking in new people, be they students or refugees.)
5.
to receive
(In the sense of coping with news or visitors. Often in combination with "gut", "schlecht" or "wie".)

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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\: unknown (or not yet entered)

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