and welcome to our German Word of the Day. This time we’ll have a look at the meaning of
Come on, German, really? Like… really?? We’re combining two of these ..uhm.. things into one word now?
Oh… uhm… okay. I mean… It’s just… I … er… I’ll just explain
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.