1.
not demanding anything
(also sometimes used in a negative sense of "without depth" (for movies for instance))
Value:
Opposite: anspruchsvoll
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Word of the Day - "los"

A thorough look at the meaning of "los", its various useful prefix verbs and the noun "das Los", and what a raffle token has to do with fate and parking lots.

Vocab:

los, lose, das Los, los sein, loslassen, losgehen,


German Prefix Verbs Explained - "ansprechen"

A fun look at the meaning of the prefix verb "ansprechen" and its various related words that range from being picky to eye candy.

Vocab:

ansprechen, die Ansprache, ansprechend, ansprechbar, sich angesprochen fühlen, anspruchsvoll


Word Family

Root: *spere-

The core idea of the root (according to English sources) was:

ankle

German sources have the meaning for focused on motion and describe it as

twitching with the foot, unrest

In German, it shifted toward a sense of tracking (by foot) and then kept going toward the sense of perceiving.

English doesn’t have many relatives – spur, spoor, spurn.
They haven’t shifted their meaning as much, so they’re still somewhat close to ankle or to a broad sense of twitching.

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