unter

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German untar, from Proto-Germanic *under (compare Old Saxon undar, Dutch onder, English under).

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

unter

  1. under
  2. below
  3. among
  4. during

Usage notes[edit]

  • The preposition is used with accusative case if the verb indicates movement from one place to another, but is used with dative case if the verb indicates location.
  • The sense “during” is chiefly restricted to unter der Woche (“during the week, on weekdays”) in standard usage. In southern German speech it is used more freely.
  • With a definite article, the following contractions may occur unterm (= unter dem), untern (= unter den), and unters (= unter das). These are non-obligatory contractions.

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