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  • mitarbeiten (an)
    (mit verb)
    1.
    to co-work on something
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  • mitbekommen
    (mit verb)
    1.
    to hear, to learn
    (in the sense of picking up a piece of information, usually "mitkriegen" in spoken)
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  • mitbestimmen
    (mit verb)
    1.
    to have a say, to participate
    (The core idea is that you participate in the process of making decisions.)
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  • mitbringen
    (mit verb)
    1.
    to bring (along)
    (Only fits if the bringing is not your only reason to go to a place. But if you're going somewhere anyway and you bring something or someone along... it's really common.)
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    to come with, to bring to the table
    (In the context of cool, desirable features someone or something bring with them.)
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  • mitdenken
    (mit verb)
    1.
    to think along, follow a train of thought
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  • mitdrücken
    (mit verb)
    1.
    to squeeze/press along
    (If you push two things at once, or you press along with someone... or in other words... not very common.)
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  • mitessen
    (mit verb)
    1.
    to join eating, to eat with someone
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  • mitfahren
    (mit verb)
    1.
    to ride, to drive (along)
    (In the sense of joining someone's drive or ride.)
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  • mitfallen
    (mit verb)
    1.
    to fall alongside
    (Technically, you could use it for actual falling, but in practice, you'll only see it in context of prices or other metrics falling alongside another one. )
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  • mitfiebern
    (mit verb)
    1.
    to be thrilled, to root for
    (English doesn't have a fitting translation. The idea is that someone is doing something exciting or scary and you watch and feel like you're taking part, and you get "hot" from it. Think of a sports game or of someone trying a really complicated trick. )
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  • mitfühlen
    (mit verb)
    1.
    to empathize with, to have compassion.
    ("mitfühlen mit" - needs to be about feelings, not the more "dry" empathizing with opinions or thoughts.)
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  • mitführen
    (mit verb)
    1.
    to have with yourself
    (A formal official term for "having an object with you". Think of airport security rules about what you're not allowed to bring on board.)
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    to lead "along"
    (Think of a CEO of a company who now leads a second company on the side.)
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  • mitgeben
    (mit verb)
    1.
    to give
    (The focus of this verb is that you give someone something to take on their way.)
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    to pass on
    (Same core idea as the first one, but more "epic. In the sense of passing on wisdom, skills or advice to a person. Think grandparents "giving" their grand kids some character building insights.)
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  • mitgehen
    (mit verb)
    1.
    to go along
    (Can be about literally going with someone, but "mitkommen" is more common there. Mostly used figuratively for being an "engaged follower" of a presentation. Think of a concert where the audience goes crazy and sings along and so on.)
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  • mitgrölen
    (mit verb)
    1.
    to bawl along
    (Think drunk people "yell-singing" along with a Queen song)
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  • mitgucken
    (mit verb)
    1.
    to join watching
    (Someone watches a movie and you join them... that's "mitgucken".)
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  • mithaben
    (mit verb)
    1.
    to have sth with you/on you
    (very similar to "(da)beihaben" but sounds more "intentional")
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  • mithalten (mit)
    (mit verb)
    1.
    to keep up with
    (Has a notion of pace or being in some sort of competition or race.)
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  • mithelfen
    (mit verb)
    1.
    to help
    (With an emphasis on something being a joint effort. If you are the only help, then "helfen" is probably the better choice.)
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  • mithören
    (mit verb)
    1.
    to join listening
    (If someone listens to a podcast, for example, and you join them listening.)
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    to listen in, to overhear
    (Hearing something that is not necessarily meant for you. Like the FBI listening to our "conversation" about ... erm... the weeds in the yard. The thing you listen to would be the direct object, not the people saying it.)
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  • mitkommen
    (mit verb)
    1.
    to come with someone, to join
    (Very common in context of inviting friends for events.)
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    2.
    to follow
    (In the figurative sense of following a train of thought. More common in combination with a negative.)
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  • mitkriegen
    (mit verb)
    1.
    to notice
    (Similar to "merken" and "bemerken", in the sense of picking up a piece of information, fancy version is "mitbekommen")
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    to get given "on the way"
    (In the more figurative sense of getting something for your path through life. Like a talent you inherit, or a piece of advice from your parents.)
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  • mitlassen
    (mit verb)
    1.
    to let someone come with you
    (Colloquial. Works for walking or driving or a party, but there has to be "going to a location" involved. Probably a shorthand for "mitkommen lassen", but it's an "official" word.)
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  • mitlegen
    (mit verb)
    1.
    to lay something while laying something else
    (Think for example of doing Tarot and while laying yours you also lay one for your friend. So yeah... not a verb you commonly need.)
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  • mitlesen
    (mit verb)
    1.
    to read along
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  • mitliefern
    (mit verb)
    1.
    to supply "along", to include with a delivery
    (Think of batteries being included with a lamp for example.)
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  • mitmachen
    (mit verb)
    1.
    to join
    (Join an activity.)
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    2.
    to make something for another person
    (While you´re making it for yourself, often used in the context of cooking food.)
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    to put up with, to suffer
    (Often used with a negation in a sense of not accepting something anymore.)
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  • mitnehmen
    (mit verb)
    1.
    to take with you
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    Opposite: mitbringen
    2.
    to emotionally or physically strain
    (kind of a mix of "stress" and "wear down". A life event "sweeps" you along , in a bad way.)
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  • mitraten
    (mit verb)
    1.
    to guess along
    (Either along someone or something a thing along another thing. Think of a quiz show and the audience is also guessing at home.)
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  • mitrechnen
    (mit verb)
    1.
    to calculate along
    (For instance if the cashier scans the items and you add them up in your head because you're a nerdy savant.)
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    to include in the calculations
    ("mitzählen" is the more common option in many contexts.)
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  • mitreden
    (mit verb)
    1.
    to talk, to be part of a discussion
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  • mitreißen
    (mit verb)
    1.
    to carry away, to sweep away
    (In the literal sense of violently pulling someone or something along. Think of a flood that sweeps away a bunch of cars.)
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    to thrill, to captivate, to engage
    (Same idea as the first one, but now in a figurative sense of something being so engaging that it sweeps you with it. )
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    3.
    to tear "along"
    (Technically, the verb can also mean that something is tearing alng with something else. But it's hard to find an actual context for that. )
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  • mitsagen
    (mit verb)
    1.
    to say along someone
    (Technically, the word can mean that you "join" someone in saying something but it is REALLY rare in practice. I don't think I have ever heard it.)
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  • mitschreiben
    (mit verb)
    1.
    to write along
    (Taking notes as someone is talking. For making an actual transcript, the better choice is "transkribieren".)
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  • mitschwingen
    (mit verb)
    1.
    to vibrate along, to resonate
    (In the literal sense of an object vibrating and another one vibrating "along". Think guitar strings. Past is usually done with the preterite - "schwang mit". )
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    to be "in there", to have undertones of
    (In the sense of a "second" message or vibe being present in a statement- "in etwas schingt etwas mit")
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  • mitsetzen
    (mit verb)
    1.
    to sit down also
    ("sich+Acc mitsetzen" - technically, the word can be used if someone decides to sit down as someone else does it. It's NOT for sitting next to someone... just for sitting down at the same time as some sort of "joined activity". Aka.... NOT COMMON ;)!)
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    to also bet, to bet along
    (Either placing down a bet along with someone or placing down some stake along with other stakes. Think of someone betting his Ray Ban along with the money. Not as rare as the first meaning but still... not really something to "learn".)
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  • mitspielen
    (mit verb)
    1.
    to join a game
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    to star in a movie
    ("mitspielen in")
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    to play along
    ("mitspielen bei" - go along with some charade or scheme some person is doing.)
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  • mitsprechen
    (mit verb)
    1.
    to speak in parallel
    (Speak in unison with someone. Think of a few people reciting a poem together.)
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  • mitstehen
    (mit verb)
    1.
    to stand along
    (Technically, the verb can be about joining someone's standing, but I don't think you'll find it in practice. NOT for a tree standing along another tree. It's really about actively participating in someone's "stehen")
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  • mitsteigen
    (mit verb)
    1.
    to rise along, to climb along
    (Primarily used in the context of prices or other metrics that rise alongside another rise. Like ... salaries rise and rents rise along. )
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  • mitsuchen
    (mit verb)
    1.
    to search along
    (Can be about joining someone's search or searching an item along with another one.)
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  • mitteilen
    (mit verb)
    1.
    to let someone know something
    ("jemandem etwas mitteilen", sounds a bit formal. IAmong friends, people would just use "sagen")
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  • mittragen
    (mit verb)
    1.
    to carry "along"
    (To join someone in carrying something... rare, but you might here it when someone is moving apartments. Or figuratively for stemming costs.)
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    to (actively) support
    (Similar idea as the first one. In the figurative sense of "carrying" measures or decisions. Fairly common in politics and business.)
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  • mittrinken
    (mit verb)
    1.
    to drink along
    (Can be about drinking along with someone as well as drinking something along with something else.)
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  • mitverfolgen
    (mit verb)
    1.
    to follow
    (In a sense of following a course of events, usually over a longer period of time. You can "mitverfolgen" a playoff season for example.)
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  • mitwerfen
    (mit verb)
    1.
    to throw along
    (In the sense of throwing together. Can be about joining someone's throwings (think basketball) or throwing something along with something. Very rare overall.)
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  • mitwirken (an)
    (mit verb)
    1.
    to participate on, to be involved with
    (in the sense contributing work)
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  • mitzählen
    (mit verb)
    1.
    to count (along)
    (In the sense of following a repetitive event and counting it. Not direct object.)
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    to count
    (In the sense of including an item in a count. Think of a warm up set in fitness that you may or may not count as actual set. )
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  • mitziehen
    (mit verb)
    1.
    to pull along
    (Works in a literal sense of pulling together, but more common is the figurative use of someone "going along" with your plan and putting in effort.)
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    to move along
    (ONLY in the sense of moving apartments along with someone. Not very common. Spoken past goes with "sein".)
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