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anstecken

Meanings

1.
to pin
(For medals and pins only.)
2.
to light
(In context of lighting a fire or a cigarette, but it's rare and you only find it in written German. In everyday life, people say "anmachen" or "anzünden".)
3.
to infect someone (or oneself ) with
("anstecken mit" - The person you infect is in Accusative, and it can be used reflexively in the sense of getting infected. It also works in a figurative sense for enthusiasm for example.)

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Word of the Day - "stecken"

A fun look at the family of "stecken", what a plug has to do with hiding and why Latin people "like your pen".

Vocab:

stecken, verstecken, anstecken, das Besteck, der Stecker, die Steckdose


Word Family

Root: *st(e)i(g)-
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