Meanings

1.
except, except for, but
(Officially, it goes with Dative, but in reality, many people use Accusative, too. Can also be a conjunction like in "außer wenn..." or "außer dass...")
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2.
out of
(Only in few fixed phrasings like "außer Betrieb" (out of order) or "außer Sichtweite" (out of viewing distance).)
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Word of the Day - "ausser"

A fun look at the meaning of "ausser" and how to use it. Special guests: "bis auf", "ausserdem" and dumb jokes.


Prefix Verbs Explained - "absehen"

The verb "absehen" is not very common. But the noun "die Absicht". Today, we'll find out what it means and how to say "on purpose" in German.

Vocab:

absehen, die Absicht, beabsichtigen, absichtlich


The German prefix "aus" (and other words for "out")

Vocab:

aus, ausmachen, ausgehen, ausfallen, raus, draußen, außen, außer, äußerlich, äußern, veräußern


Word Family

Root: *uidh-

The core idea of this root was:

up, outward, away

It’s the origin of English out as well as German aus and the prefixes ur- and er-.

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