liegen

Meanings

1.
to lie
(as in "being placed horizontally")
Opposite (closest): stehen
2.
to be due to, because of
("liegen an+Dat" - can be about pure cause or about whose fault something is. )
3.
to be important to someone
("jemandem liegt etwas/viel/nichts an+Dat" - not super common, but you can hear it in daily life. I'd recommend not trying it yourself though, unless you like a good challenge :))
4.
to be situated/located
(Mainly in a geographical sense, but not only. NOT used to talk about your current location, though. )
5.
to be one's forte
("etwas liegt jemandem" - for skills and talents.)

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Word Family

Root: *legh-

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