What else?
(rhetorical question, also works for "wo sonst", "wann sonst", "wer sonst" and so on)
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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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