um

Meanings

1.
around
(as a preposition only, so only in phrasings like "around the [x]")
2.
"over, down"
(as a separable prefix)
3.
"around, avoiding"
(as a non-separable prefix)
4.
o'clock
(for the full hour in "street speak")

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The German Prefix "um-" Explained

In this episode, we'll learn about the ideas of the German prefix "um-" and go over the most important prefix verbs together.

Vocab:

umgehen, umfahren, umstellen, umfallen, umziehen, umschreiben


Word Family

Root: *ambhi-
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