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Word of the Day – “gehören”

Hello everyone,

and welcome to our German Word of the Day. This time, we’ll have a look at the meaning of



Now, if something looks like hören, sounds like hören and smells like hören (you have to take my word for that), then every normal person would assume it will have something to do with hören.
German learners on the other hand get cold sweat. Because they know that it very well might NOT have ANYTHING to do with hören.
Well…  gehören means to belong and today, we’ll find out which mind yoga poses we have to take for this to make sense.
We’ll get a little insight into the prefix that no one even thinks of as a prefix: ge-.  And of course, we’ll learn how to use gehören, lay down some truth about Italian food and wrap up with a catchy ear worm.
Sounds good?
Then let’s jump right in.