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the dodge, the shady move
(often in context of lawyers)
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Word of the Day- "ziehen"

We'll learn the core meaning(s) of "ziehen" and see why its prefix versions are used for clothes as well as moving apartments. Long but super useful.


ziehen, ausziehen, anziehen, abziehen, umziehen, der Zug, der Anzug, ...

The meaning of "winken"

"winken" is "to wink", right? Nope, they're false friends. Today, we'll learn what "winken" really means and what other cool words there are in the family.


winken, abwinken, wanken, wankelmütig, zwinkern, der Winkel

Word Family

Root: *weng-

The original idea of this root was:

wending, curving

Which makes it awfully similar to the root *su̯enk-. Research shows no connection between the two, but we all know that science is just one many possible opinions.
(kidding, of course)

The main English member of the family is the word to wink, which probably evolved from moving in a staggering, tottering way and then at some point shifted toward that kind of movement for just the eyelids… I know… sounds stupid.

Other English relatives are winch, wench and wince.

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