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einfallslos

Meanings

1.
uncreative, bland, unimaginative
("idea-less", doesn't really work for food)

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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


Word of the Day - "los"

A thorough look at the meaning of "los", its various useful prefix verbs and the noun "das Los", and what a raffle token has to do with fate and parking lots.

Vocab:

los, lose, das Los, los sein, loslassen, losgehen,


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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