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"Sie schloss die Tür und ging nach oben."

Translation:She shut the door and went upstairs.

February 25, 2013



I thought "Schließen" could also mean "to lock". Does anyone know if this is correct?


I think it would be "abschließen".


There are "schloss" > "geschlossen" > "to close" and "schloss [ab]" > "abschließen" > "to lock".

Colloquially, both terms are often interchanged. "schloss" (schließen; normal) and "schloss [ab]" (abschließen; reduced to: schloss).


Hello. Could someone explain the use of "nach" in this sentence? How do I know when I need to add "nach" before a location?


I remember reading that you use nach for countries or for general directions, like "nach Osten, nach Westen, nach Großbritannien." It makes sense that up and down would be similar.


I have a notes file in which I annotate whatever I find important to remember from German natives here in DL. I have something regarding this:

"Nach describes movement" "Zu describes state"

I got it wrong, too. German is tricky.


Nach is also used for directions. In this case upstairs


In this case nach is an adverb of time. Implies that after she closed the door, she went upstairs.

For locations: nach is used always for geographic ones (contries, states, continents and cardinal directions), while zu and its contractions are for the rest.


Could one say "und ging oben", without the use of nach?


why is above not accepted? the hints are problematic


"Upstairs" or "up" is used for residential units/properties, buildings, and working areas. "A person who goes from one room to a room upstairs."

"Above" is more suitable for descriptions (f. i: Results that are above the average) or maybe even for "on top".


In another context, Schloss (Schloß) also means "Castle" or fortified building that can be locked and secured. The Etymology of the German language is very fascinating. (Yes, I am a total nerd.


Why not "closed"?


I wrote"........went to upstairs and was marked wrong? Does it makes the difference?

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