Meanings

1.
the turn around
(Works for instance for a company finally making a business model profitable. Also a word for the fall of the wall and the former GDR. See also "Zeitenwende", which is about the profound changes the war on Ukraine brought. )
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Word of the Day - "wenden"

We'll take a thorough look at "wenden" and its family and what turning, using, learning by heart, relatives and walls have to do with one another. #vocabAF

Vocab:

wenden, die Wand, verwenden, anwenden, auswendig, verwandt


Word Family

Root: *wendh-

The core idea of this root was

winding, weaving

It’s the origin of to wind, to wend and to wander as well as the noun wand.
In English, that word focused its meaning on a bent stick. In German, it’s focused on what you get when you weave many long sticks together  – a wall (die Wand) :).

The word wind (as in the air) is not part of this family.

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