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German word Auf

What does this German word actually mean in English?

August 28, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mizinamo

Words have multiple meanings, so anyone searching for one single, unique "actual meaning" is going to be disappointed.

Especially prepositions are notorious for being used wildly differently in various languages, as soon as you go outside of their core locative meanings and into abstract uses.

It may be best to just learn which preposition goes with which verb or in which set phrase, rather than trying to remember a dozen translations for auf.


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etwas auf etwas legen = to put something on something

there are several other usages but that is the main one, i guess

On or Upon = Auf

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