Meanings

1.
to shine
(Mainly used for the sun. For many other light sources, "leuchten" is the better word.)
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2.
to seem, to emit the apperance
(By far not as common as the English "to seem" but there are many related words with that core idea.)
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Word of the Day - "der Schein"

A fun look at the meaning of ‘der Schein’ and the verb 'scheinen' what sunshine has to do with appearance and money #mindblow.

Vocab:

der Schein, scheinbar, Geldschein, Sonnenschein, scheinen, glänzen, leuchten


Word of the Day - "wirken"

A fun look at the meaning of "wirken" and its related words. We'll learn about the difference to "scheinen" and what work has to do with reality :)

Vocab:

wirken, die Wirkung, wirklich, bewirken, die Wirklichkeit


Advent Calendar 5 - Rise and Stop Shining

Word Family

Root: *skai-

The core idea of this root was:

gleaming, shining

The main English offspring is to shine and all its relatives. The only other family members I could find were shimmer and scintillate.

In German, it’s also the origin of Schimmel (the mold) because that is often white and shiny.

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