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Nickerchen & Schläfchen ... Verschlafen vs. ausschlafen ...

What is the difference between these terms? thank you very much

December 22, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/tiramisues

"Nickerchen" and "Schläfchen" both mean "nap". There are regional differences (I would use "Nickerchen" or "Mittagsschlaf"), but mean the same thing.

"ausschlafen" is to sleep in, "verschlafen" is to oversleep. The first is used when you have the time in the morning, don't set the alarm and wait until you wake up naturally; the latter if it makes you miss school/work or something else you planned to do.

December 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/gmbka

Die Vorsilbe "ver" hat oft eine negative Bedeutung. Ausschlafen ist gut, verschlafen nicht so sehr.

Weitere Beispiele: laufen +, verlaufen = to get lost. Ebenso fahren und verfahren. Legen= to put und verlegen = to misplace, bitten = to ask for, verbitten = to refuse to tolerate (das verbitte ich mir).

Oft trifft das aber auch nicht zu: ehren = to honor, verehren = to adore.

December 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/GooDDmann

well said .... very useful ...thanks

December 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/GooDDmann

thank you indeed

December 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/slamRN

Thanks Sue

December 23, 2017
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