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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


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Vocab:

verschulden


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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