aufgrund

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German[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

auf (on) +‎ Grund (ground, reason, soil)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /a͡ʊfˈɡrʊnt/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: auf‧grund

Preposition[edit]

aufgrund (with genitive case)

  1. due to, because of, as a result of, by reason of
    Synonyms: wegen, auf … hin, infolge
    Er ließ mich aufgrund eines Diebstahls zur Polizeidirektion bringen.
    He had me brought to the police station because of a theft.

Usage notes[edit]

The older spelling auf Grund is still correct but Duden recommends the form aufgrund.

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