this way, like that
(Basically the most generic answer to "How?". NOT used in the English sense of "... and so I went home.")
How useful:
Opposite (closest): wie
so, such
(To intensify adjectives ("soooo schön") or noun phrases ("such a"))
How useful:
this, as, that
(In comparative statements, like "this big" or "as big as")
How useful:


You need to be a member to see the examples.

My Articles

The meanings of German "so"

A thorough look at the German "so", its various idiomatic uses in everyday German and the differences to English "so". With lots of audio examples.

Word Family

The core idea of this root was:

apart, separated, by oneself

It’s the origin of English asunder as well as the imports sans (without) and sin (without) as in chili sin carne.

On the German side, we have two very important offspring  – sich and sondern.

0 0 votes
Article Rating

Questions and Comments

Notify of

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Never miss out!

Join over 20.000 German learners and get my epic newsletter whenever I post a new article :)

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.

Free German newsletter (#gut) ->

I don't spam! Read my privacy policy for more info.