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"Die Gruppe trifft auf eine alte Frau."

April 16, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/andrew.montanaro

Is it correct to say that: "trifft auf" is obviously not a separably-prefixed verb (ie "auftriffen" (?)) because the prefix would have appeared at the end of the clause if it were?

April 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/-Herbstzeitlose-

treffen = to meet (also: to hit)
auf jemanden treffen = to come across someone

April 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/andrew.montanaro

Ok, so "treffen" has an idiomatic usage when used with "auf." But "auf" is not a separated prefix from "-treffen."

April 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/AndreasWitnstein

Correct, ‘auf’ is a preposition here, not a verb particle.

June 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/andrew.montanaro

Thanks!

June 3, 2013
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