While playing scrabble yesterday with my family it occurred to me that there are the words trek, treck and trekking. Quite frankly I’m not sure about the difference between trek and treck and trekking. As it turns out, the word trekking has entered the German language while the trek hasn’t but treck (Treck) has. So, can anyone please shed some light on this? Many thanks, Torsten
I have never heard of “treck” - Webster says it is an alternative spelling of “trek”. Trek is a noun - a very long and arduous hike - as well as the verb, to go on a trek. Trekking is the name of the activity of going on a trek. Really it is exactly the same usage as “hike” or “walk”.
To hike/walk/trek means to go on a hike/walk/trek and while you do so you are hiking/walking/trekking.