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German Word of the Day – “vorbei”

Hello everyone,

and welcome to our German Word of the Day. This time we’ll have a look at the meaning of

vorbei

 

Come on, German, really? Like… really?? We’re combining two of these ..uhm.. things into one word now?
“Ja, natürlich.”
Oh… uhm… okay. I mean… It’s just… I … er… I’ll just explain
“Viel Spaß.”
Danke.
So.. the word vorbei is a combination of two prepositions or prefixes, which is a completely natural thing to do. Vor has at its core the meaning in front of.

  • Ich bin vor dem Baum.
  • I am in front of the tree.