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Darauf meaning

Hello can anybody explain what "darauf" means in a sentence, I see it alot and it looks to me as some sort of filler.

for example:

"warte darauf akzeptiert zu werden"

translating to "wait to be accepted"

what is darauf doing in this sentence?

thanks

December 2, 2017

8 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RedAngel666

Hi Elliot,

'darauf' in your case means thereupon, thereon. I think German use this word a lot more than English. It emphazises the fact you wait for something that should happen. In many sentences you can't even drop it because it would sound weird. In German you also combine it with emotional words. To be itching to do sth. -> darauf brennen, etwas zu tun.

Please have a look on this list. There you can see how it is used in German. https://dict.leo.org/englisch-deutsch/darauf. Also the discussions at the end of the site may be helpful to understand the meaning and the use of 'darauf'.

Best regards Angel

edit: Sometimes you can hear/read the word 'drauf'. It is contraction we use in some collocial speeches.

December 2, 2017

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

Danke für dein Link.

December 3, 2017

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

Phew, a bit difficult. In this sentence it means, that you are waiting on something, in this case to be accepted.

Maybe you are correct, that this is a filler in this case. We also could say

Ich warte, akzeptiert zu werden.

But this sounds not so...'smooth' to me.

December 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elliot-M

Thanks for this, I have found some in depth information on these da words if anyone else is interested in understanding this. https://yourdailygerman.com/2012/06/19/da-words-meaning-german/

December 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RedAngel666

Hi Elliot,

indeed this is a very good explanation not only for 'darauf'. I like the term 'Da-Wort'/'Da-word' :-)

Best regards Angel

December 2, 2017

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

Yes, this blog is very good, I recommend it often! :-)

December 2, 2017

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

Danke für dein Link, es ist sehr informativ.

December 3, 2017

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    In this case you can't use the word "warten" alone it needs the preposition "auf" Ich warte auf etwas ... (It is a bit similar to "interested in".) In your case the word "auf" is only changing in "darauf". Ich warte auf die Bahn. Ich warte darauf, dass die Bahn kommt. Maybe this may help a bit if you don't know is a preposition neccessary: Worauf wartest du? Ich warte auf .. Worin bist du interessiert? Ich bin interessiert in ... Woran erkennst du das Symbol? Ich erkenne es an ... etc.

    December 2, 2017
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