A fun look at two words that you definitely need on a flee market: trödeln and das Schnäppchen. We'll learn what they mean and see their cool backstory.
trödeln, der Trödelmarkt, das Schnäppchen, schnappen, der Schnabel, der Schnaps
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”)