für

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See also: fur, fuer, Fur, Fuer, fúr, fûr, and fur.

German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • f. (abbreviation)
  • vor (obsolete)
  • fuer (nonstandard-spelling)

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German furi.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fyːr/, /fyːɐ̯/, /fʏɐ̯/ (standard)
  • IPA(key): /fə/ (reduced form in common speech)
  • (file)
  • Homophone: führ
  • Rhymes: -yːɐ̯

Preposition[edit]

für (takes accusative)

  1. for
    Das Geschenk ist für dich.
    The present is for you.
  2. in favor of, in support of
    Ich bin für die erste Option.
    I'm in favor of the first option.
  3. by the standards of
    Für einen Ausländer sprichst du sehr gut Deutsch.
    For a foreigner, you speak German very well.
  4. on behalf of
    Mein Anwalt wird das für mich beantworten.
    My lawyer will answer to that on my behalf.
  5. kind/type of
    Was “für” ein Kuchen ist das?
    What “kind of” cake is this?
  6. (informal) instead of
    Für die Hose hab ich jetzt den Rock genommen.
    Instead of the trousers [which I chose not to buy], I took the skirt.
  7. (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]

  • (in order (to)) um (standard usage)

Derived terms[edit]


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Noun[edit]

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