(auf verb)


to hold open
(Mostly for doors, but also used in a figurative sense of holding the hands open for handouts.)
Opposite (closest): zuhalten
to stop
(In the sense of stopping something from happening or someone from doing something. Think, super villains or technical progress.)
to slow down, to hold up
(In the sense of holding up someone, stopping them from progressing. Also used reflexively for contexts of (not) delaing with something - "sich+Acc aufhalten mit")
to be/stay at a place
("sich+Acc aufhalten", sounds a bit formal.)

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Word of the Day - "anhalten"

A fun look at the meanings of "anhalten", and why one word can be about stopping and continuing at the same time. Also: the difference to aufhören.

Prefix Verbs Explained - "aufhalten"

A quick look at "aufhalten" and what holding a door has to do with staying somewhere.

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