für

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German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • f. abbreviation

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German furi.

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

für (+ accusative)

  1. for
    Das Geschenk ist für dich.
    The present is for you.
  2. on behalf of
    Mein Anwalt wird das für mich beantworten.
    My lawyer will answer to that on my behalf.
  3. by the standards of
    Für einen Ausländer sprichst du sehr gut Deutsch
    For a foreigner you speak German very well
  4. (colloquial, nonstandard) in order to (with zu and infinitive)
    Der Papa holt das Werkzeug, für die Waschmaschine zu reparieren.
    Daddy is getting his tools in order to repair the washing machine.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (sense 4) um (standard usage)

Derived terms[edit]

External links[edit]

  • für in Duden online