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to say, to be written
("stehen auf/in + Dat"is the German version for "say" in the sense of written text. "auf" is used for signs and board and labels, "in" is used for stuff you open, like emails or books.)
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2.
to stand
(In the very literal sense)
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Opposite: liegen
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to like, to dig, to be into something
("stehen auf+Acc" - a very very common colloquial phrase.)
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to fit, to suit
("jemandem (gut/nicht) stehen" - for clothes and similar things.)
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Spoken German Bits - "stehen auf"

"stehen auf" is a pretty common colloquial phrasing in German. Today, we'll learn what it means and how to use it properly to express liking.


Prefix Verbs Explained - "anstehen"

A fun look at the various meanings of "anstehen" and what waiting in line has to do with manners and letters on a board.


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Root: *sta-
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