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Hope on the horizon? German expressions to inspire

You might find it hard to learn German, but don't give up! As one expression goes: Hope is the last to die.

This past nearly year and a half of the pandemic has been a massive global challenge, but as more people get vaccinated, a sense of hope has started to return among many. After all, to hope is to be human. 

Interestingly, the word "hope" derived from the medieval German term for "hop" — as the feeling is associated with jumping around and fidgeting, restless with expectation.

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