(an verb)
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1. to address, to bring up (For issues or topics. They're the direct object then.)
2. to approach, to start talking to someone (usually a stranger) ("jemanden ansprechen" - usually because you want or need something, like help or a date.)
3. to appeal to, to be attractive to ("jemanden ansprechen" - this is mostly used for things that are appealing. Like the color of the curtains for instance. It sounds fairly unemotional.)
4. to respond to ("ansprechen auf-Acc" - ONLY in a sense of systems or sensors reacting to some sort of excitement or input.)
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  • Wir arbeiten fleißig daran, dass die Beispielsätze auch hier gezeigt werden!
  • We are working hard to have the example sentences displayed here too!
  • ...mit Aufnahmen und allem. So wie in den Artikeln!
  • ...with voice recordings and everything. Just like in the articles!
  • Bitte habt aber ein wenig Geduld. Das könnte noch etwas dauern.
  • But please be patient. It might take a while yet.
German Prefix Verbs Explained - "ansprechen"

A fun look at the meaning of the prefix verb "ansprechen" and its various related words that range from being picky to eye candy.


ansprechen, die Ansprache, ansprechend, ansprechbar, sich angesprochen fühlen, anspruchsvoll

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