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Meanings

1.
also to look after, to take care of
("sorgen für+Acc", usually for living beings. Sounds more deeply caring than "sich kümmern")
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2.
to take care of
(In the sense of tackling a task or providing some sort of supply. )
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3.
to worry, to be in worry
("sich+Acc sorgen (um)", sounds a bit theatrical. "sich Sorgen machen" is much more idiomatic.)
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Word of the Day - "sorgen - prefixed"

A fun look at the meaning of "sorgen" and its prefix version and what worry has to do with getting some beer.

Vocab:

sorgen, die Sorge, versorgen, besorgen, besorgt


Word Family

Root: *swergh-

The core idea of this root was:

worrying, being sick, taking care of someone sick

The only English family member I could find in the sources is sorrow.
Sorry and sore, even though they would fit in here, come from a different root that was about suffering.

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