erarbeiten

Meanings

1.
to work out
(In the sense of working out a plan, for example, NOT a plan working out!)
2.
to get through working
("sich+Dat etwas erarbeiten" - for instance a reputation or a mansion)
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Word of the Day - "die Arbeit"

Vocab:

die Arbeit, arbeiten, erben, das Erbe, Roboter


Word Family

Root: *orbh-

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trischtander
trischtander
6 months ago

I don’t understand the second meaning or what “sich etwas erarbeiten” might mean for a reputation or mansion. Is there a connection to the first meaning somehow?

Emanuel
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6 months ago
Reply to  trischtander

Ultimately, they’re the same thing. You get something through the process of working. But the feel of the two is very different.

– Im Meeting erarbeiten wir einen Plan. (first meaning)

– Der Star hat sich seinen Status hart erarbeitet. (second meaning)

Does that help?



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