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recently, the other day
(refers to a singular event, not a stretch of time)
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Time 4.2 - Words for the past

We'll go over the most important German time adverbs that refer to the various points in the past. Also: what you think "früher" is and what it actually is :)

Vocab:

gerade, vorhin, kürzlich, vor kurzem, früher,ebe


Word Family

Root: *newo-

Right from the start, this root was about the idea:

new

It has stayed about that in most European languages and evolved into English new, German neu, Greek neo and Slavic novi.
The root is potentially also the origin of a variant *nu, which is where now and the German noch and nun come from, which would make a lot of sense meaning-wise.

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