dafür

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German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German dāvür, dārvür, from Old High German dār furi, dāra furi, equal to da +‎ für. More at therefore.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /daˈfyːʁ/, [daˈfyːɐ̯]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: da‧für

Adverb[edit]

dafür

  1. for that, for it
    • 2019, Dorothea Vollenweider, 20 Minuten, 29 January:
      «Mieten ist das neue Kaufen», sagt auch Marketingexperte Felix Murbach. Ein Grund dafür sieht er im zunehmenden Bewusstsein für Nachhaltigkeit.
      "Renting is the new buying," adds marketing expert Felix Murbach. He sees an increased awareness of sustainability as one reason for that.
  2. instead, at least, as a compensation
    Wir mussten ganz hinten sitzen. Dafür waren die Karten billiger.
    We had to sit at the very back. At least the tickets were cheaper.

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