einfallen

Meanings

1.
to come to ones mind, to remember
(some thought or idea ‘falls’ into someones mind, )
Opposite (closest): entfallen
2.
to collapse
( in sense of a building or a roof)
3.
to invade
(in context of armies and countries)

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Word of the Day - "einfallen"

Taken literally, "einfallen" means "to fall into". But the meaning that makes it one of the most useful German verbs is a little more abstract ;)

Vocab:

einfallen, der Einfall, einfallsreich, reinfallen


Prefix Verbs Explained - "auffallen"

"auffallen" looks like an oxymoron - "to fall up". But it's actually a really useful translation for "to notice". Today, we'll learn why. Also: more verbs :)

Vocab:

auffallen, auffällig, die Auffälligkeit, unauffällig


Word Family

Root: *pol-

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