(nach verb)


to think (longer) about one certain question, to ponder
(either no object, or combined with "über")

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The meaning of "nachdenken"

A quick look at the meaning of "nachdenken", the difference to just "denken" and how to use this verb in everyday German.

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German Prepositions Explained - "nach"

"nach" can mean "to" and "after". Today, we'll explore the common core of this, and explore the various uses of "nach", both alone and as a prefix.


nach, nachmachen, nachlaufen, nachlassen, nachgehen, nach

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Root: *tong-

The core idea of this root was:

thinking, feeling

So basically, it was about what is going on inside you.
It’s the origin of to think and to thank, which originally probably meant something like “thinking of someone with gratitude”.

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