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  We build your car. It leaves you the choice. Either shift yourself - in sport fashion with the shift lever. Or have the shifting done - comfortably, with automatic.
Opel. Fresh thinking for better cars.

The equivalents of "lassen" in English:

The verbs "to leave" and "to let" correspond to "lassen," which explains the existence of "leave him be" beside the more standard "let him be." Note that both English verbs combine with an infinitive without "to."

"lassen" in German has several distinct functions.

  How long is the railroad going to leave its customers out in the rain [stranded]?
Ahrensburg [name of a town]: No one knows when there will finally be a roof over the train platforms.