reizen

Meanings

1.
to attract, to entice
(in a sense of making someone "want to act". NOT used as a general translation for "to stimulate")
2.
to irritate, provoke, to make angry
(get on someone's nerves, make angry)
3.
to stimulate
(the biological sense only)
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Word of the Day- "der Reiz"

We'll look at the meaning of 'Reiz' and 'reizen', see what they have to do with nerves and we'll learn quite a few common phrasings and expressions.

Vocab:

der Reiz, reizen, gereizt, reizend, Hautreizung


False Friends Explained - "irritieren vs. irritate"

'irritate' and 'irritieren' do NOT mean the same and mixing them up can actually be really awkward. Today, we'll find out what they each mean.


Word Family

Root: *uer-

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