auf

Meanings

1.
open
(In context of open stores or doors it's by far more common that "offen" in daily life, but it doesn't work well for figurative things like an open mind.)
Opposite (closest): zu
2.
on, on top of
(It's a two way preposition, so it takes Accusative or Dative.)
3.
"a sense of targeting"
(In many fixed combinations with a verb, that's the idea it expresses.)
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German Prepositions Explained - "auf"

A fun and thorough look at the word "auf". We'll learn when to use it for location, what it means as a prefix and we'll talk about the common combos, like "warten auf".

Vocab:

auf, aufgehen, aufmachen, aufgehen, warten auf, stehen auf, aufhaben


German Prepositions Explained - "Auf 2"

We'll talk about all the verbs that take "auf" as a preposition and we'll see if there's some logic somewhere. Also: a few really common phrases with "drauf"

Vocab:

warten auf, freuen auf, achten auf, drauf, drauf sein, drauf kommen, ...


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