a school subject
a small compartment or shelf
A quick and easy look at the real meaning of "einfach" and how to use it as "easy" and "just". Special guests: a few other fach-words.
einfach, mehrfach, vielfach, vervielfachen, vereinfachen
The original idea of this root was:
It’s quite visible in offspring like the German fangen (to catch) or the Latin based “pact” which originally was a “fixed agreement”.
But there are quite a few surprises in this family.
Here’s an overview over most of the English family members: