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drücken

Meanings

1.
to press, to squeeze, to push, ...
(general sense of "applying pressure")
Opposite (closest): ziehen
2.
to hug
("jemanden+Acc drücken")
3.
to duck out, to weasel
("sich+Acc drücken vor" - think of it as trying to squeeze yourself past a task.)

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Word of the Day - "der Druck"

A fun look at the word der Druck and the difference between the verbs drucken and drücken. Featuring also: a big let down.

Vocab:

der Druck, der Händedruck, der Luftdruck, der Blutdruck, drucken, der Drucker, die Druckerei, ausdrucken, bedrucken, der Abdruck


Word of the Day - "drücken"

In this episode, we'll go over the important prefix verbs of "drücken" and see a surprising parallel in English.

Vocab:

drücken, ausdrücken, unterdrücken, beeindrucken, der Eindruck, der Ausdruck, bedrücken


Word Family

Root: *treu(k)-
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