aufstehen

Meanings

1.
to get up
(Getting up in the morning and also from chairs.)
Opposite (closest): liegen bleiben
2.
to rise up
(In context of revolutions. Not for speaking up against your boss.)

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Root: *sta-
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NIA123
NIA123
2 months ago

1) since the “action” form of the verb (to stand) is “stellen” and the “position” form is “stehen”, shouldn’t (to get up) be “aufstellen” ?

2) and why do all the action verbs (setzen, legen, and stellen) use “haben” instead of “sein”, even though they are about “movement” or “change of state” ?

to rephrase my first 2 questions, am I misunderstanding the “rule” or are these just exceptions ?

3) and lastly, if someone falls down and then stands up, what verb do we use “hinstellen” or “aufstehen” ?



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