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Prefix Verbs Explained – “aufhalten”

In this episode:

A quick look at "aufhalten" and what holding a door has to do with staying somewhere.

aufhalten-meaningHello everyone,

and welcome to another episode of our series on German Prefix Verbs. This time we’ll have a look at the meaning of



Halten is of course related to holding and halting and the core idea of the family is something like keeping from moving/changing.
The prefix auf can add two ideas to a verb and in the case of aufhalten, we’re dealing with both of them.