ansprechen

Meanings

1.
to address, to bring up
(For issues or topics. They're the direct object then.)
2.
to approach, to start talking to someone (usually a stranger)
("jemanden ansprechen" - usually because you want or need something, like help or a date.)
3.
to appeal to, to be attractive to
("jemanden ansprechen" - this is mostly used for things that are appealing. Like the color of the curtains for instance. It sounds fairly unemotional.)
4.
to respond to
("ansprechen auf-Acc" - ONLY in a sense of systems or sensors reacting to some sort of excitement or input.)

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German Prefix Verbs Explained - "ansprechen"

A fun look at the meaning of the prefix verb "ansprechen" and its various related words that range from being picky to eye candy.

Vocab:

ansprechen, die Ansprache, ansprechend, ansprechbar, sich angesprochen fühlen, anspruchsvoll


Word Family

Root\: unknown (or not yet entered)

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