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1.
to decrease
(In the sense of a value decreasing, NOT for you decreasing something. It's a slow, gradual decrease.)
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Opposite: zunehmen
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2.
to lose weight
(Either as a standalone, or with an amount.)
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Opposite: zunehmen
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3.
to take off
(ONLY for taking off hats, glasses or headphones, and also things that hang somewhere. NOT for planes taking off.)
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to answer the phone
(No difference in meaning to "rangehen" and "abheben".)
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5.
to take from someone, to believe
("jemandem etwas abnehmen" - can be about confiscating, but also about taking part of a workload. Also a colloquial term for believing something someone says. )
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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


German Prefixes Explained - "ab"

Vocab:

ab, bergab, abwärts, abmachen, abgehen, ablegen, abfangen, absagen, abwarten


Word Family

Root: *nem-
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