Apparently it's a form of the reflexive verb "sich auszeichnen", which means "to stand out"/"to excel".
(I learned it in middle school, when I did very well in German :P)
"Zeichen" is from middle high German which means symbol (sounds like sign). "AUSGEZEICHNET " sounds like "OUTSTANDING!" to me.
You might like: "außergewöhnliche" except-ordinary. Exceptional ~ out of the ordinary.
Very annoying that Duo gives me a pronunciation problem as introduction to a word.
So, I typed "Ausgezeitsnet!" and Duo responds, "You used the wrong word. 'Super!'"
I find this word difficult to remember, which drives up my stubbornness, honestly. So I'll probably manage to stick it in my brain, when all is said and done.
This was easy because ,it started with a Capital Letter.And those words are always the start.
Aus means from and gezeichnet means to draw ( past tense ). So, "from-drawed"?, doesn't seem right in the slightest... Could anyone properly explain the inner-workings of the word Ausgezeichnet?
Aus means out of , Auf means on. Drawn as in planned and recorded. Excellent - Not in the plans, out of this world, record breaking... I guess it works like that I'll try to remember it like that anyway. I'm just learning too.