Meanings

1.
to fail, to not pass
(For exams or some sort of quality control.)
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Opposite: bestehen
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2.
to fall through
(In a literal sense. Not common at all.)
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German Prepositions Explained - "durch"

A detailed look at the German preposition "durch". We'll see what it means, when to use it and we'll collect the most important prefix verbs with "durch"

Vocab:

durchsetzen, durchhalten, durchmachen, durcheinander, der Durchschnitt, durchdrehen


Word Family

Root: *pol-

The core idea of this root was:

falling

It doesn’t have any other relatives besides to fall and fallen (and “to fell” and “fällen”) in German and English and it is notably absent from the Latin branch of the Indo-European family. There, the word for falling was *kadere, which is the origin of words like cadence, incident or case.

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