Dictionary conjunction *pol- fallen falls


in case, if
(sounds less likely than "wenn" but does not sound well with conditional verb forms)
Opposite (closest): wenn

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Word of the Day - "falls"

"falls" and "wenn" can both mean "if" in German. Today, we'll find out if there is a difference between the two and how to use "falls" properly.

Word Family

Root: *pol-

The core idea of this root was:


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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