Meanings

1.
to confuse, mistake one for another
(NOT for a more general state of confusion.)
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What is the Difference - "verwirren vs. verwechseln"

'verwirren' and 'verwechsel' both mean 'to confuse'. But confusing them is confusing. Today, we'll learn what the difference is and when to use which one.


Advent Calendar 10 - "To not Confuse to Confuse"

Word Family

Root: *u̯eig-

This is one of the roots that was about:

bending, winding (also: changing)

It doesn’t have too many offspring in English, but certainly some surprisingly ones.
Here’s a little (incomplete) overview:

  • wicker (“winding tree”)
  • vice- (“taking the place of”)
  • weak (“easy to bend”)
  • week (“the change of times”)
  • vice versa (“change to the counter as well”)
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