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Will there be anything else?/Is that all?
(Common phrase in stores, but it's also used in a ironical sense if someone feels they already have too many tasks or requirements)
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The meaning and use of - "sonst"

A fun look at the meaning of "sonst". We'll see how to use it in conversation and explore related words like "ansonsten", "sonstige" or "umsonst".


sonst, ansonsten, sonstige, umsonst, sonstewo

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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.

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