Meanings

1.
the income, the earnings
(Includes income from stock market and dividends but not money you get as a transfer, like unemployment benefits for example. Not sure about alimony, actually.)
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2.
the deed, the credit
(The phrase "mein Verdienst" means that I am the one who did it (something good usually). So credit goes to me. "nicht mein Verdienst" then would mean that I'm not who should be thanked for something.)
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Word of the Day - "dienen"

A fun look at the meaning of "dienen", its origin and what earning money has to do with a user manuel and a buttler.

Vocab:

dienen, der Dienst, der Diener, bedienen, die Bedienung, die Bedienungsanleitung, verdienen, der Verdienst,


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Root: *þewaz
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