and welcome to our German Word of the Day. And today, it’s actually two words because we’ll take a look at the meaning of the combination
The idea for this came when someone recently asked a comment about the phrase “von Natur aus” and why there was an aus in there.
At first, I was gonna use answer 3b from the “Lazy German teachers’ Handbook” …
“I can’t explain that. It’s a fixed phrase and you have to learn it.”
… but then I realized that it’s actually kind of a useful phrasing that can even get you laid, or a raise if you say it in the right moment.
So let’s take a look.