in the rear, in the back
Opposite: vorne
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What is the Difference - "hinter vs. hinten"

A fun look at the difference between "hinter" and "hinten" and a broader look at some basic principles of talking about location in German.

The meaning of "hindern"


hindern, Hindernis, behindern, Behinderung, behindert, verhindern

Word Family

This root was essentially a pointer to a presence that was not yourself.

this, that here

It could be a person or thing, but also a place or a time.
Here’s an overview over the relatives

  • he, him, his
  • her
  • it (used to be “hit”)
  • here
  • hither
  • cis-
  • et cetera

German and English sources “spell” the root very differently, but I think they’re talking about the same thing.

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