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1.
the excuse
(for things and circumstances that really are a valid excuse)
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Opposite: Ausrede
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2.
the apology
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Word of the Day - "die Ausrede"

A good "Ausrede" is what you need if you haven't done your homework. Today, we'll learn what it is, how it's different to Entschuldigung and some more good stuff :)

Vocab:

die Ausrede, die Entschuldigung, (sich) entschuldigen, ausreden (lassen), sich rausreden


Word of the Day - "die Schuld"

A fun look at the meaning of "die Schuld" and its family, a nice theory why Germans don’t like having debt and a super surprising connection to English. #OMG

Vocab:

die Schuld, schuldig, die Entschuldigung, (sich) entschuldigen, Schulden


Word Family

Root: *skel-

The root is not 100% certain and it might just be a Germanic or Northern European root.
The core idea in either case was:

being under an obligation

The only family members in English are shall and its version should. The German side of the tree is a bit bigger with Schuld being the word for debt and also guilt. Which at their core are both an obligation.

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