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

German edit

Alternative forms edit

  • f. (abbreviation)
  • fur, vor (obsolete)
  • füa (uncommon, regional)
  • fuer (nonstandard-spelling)

Etymology edit

From Middle High German vür, from Old High German furi, from Proto-West Germanic *furi, from Proto-Germanic *furi.

Pronunciation edit

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

Preposition edit

für (+ 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)
    Synonym: um
    Der Papa holt das Werkzeug, für die Waschmaschine zu reparieren.
    Daddy is getting his tools in order to repair the washing machine.

Derived terms edit

Further reading edit

  • für” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • für” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon

Vilamovian edit

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

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