Something unknown – irgend

There are some words in German that leave the learner simply puzzled. They appear all over the place one hears them but seemingly always in a different context or with other words. One of those words is “irgend”.

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  1. […] discussed indefinite pronouns and adverbs in past posts, but just to remind you, most of them have a negative form. The chart […]

  2. […] C. The prefix irgend- can be used to add emphasis to several indefinite pronouns. Irgend has the meaning of “some” as in irgend so ein Vollidiot (some bumbling idiot). (See post on irgend) […]

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