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since
(German doesn't distinguish between "since" and "for")
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German Time Prepositions - Meaning, Usage, Example

We'll go over the important time prepositions in German (bis, seit, vor,...), see what they express and what common mistakes to avoid. With plenty of audio examples :)

Vocab:

vor, in, bis, seit, ab


Word Family

Root: *sēi-

The core idea of this root was

sowing, throwing down, letting down

It’s the origin of words like semen, to sow, seminal and season and at least according to the German DWDS.de and Wiktionary, it’s also the origin of side and since.
Etymonline.com mentions a separate root for side and since, with a core notion of long, but German DWDS.de mentions that as a subbranch of the root mentioned here, so I decided to stick with that.

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