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Expression talk:auf

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This article (auf) needs attention because:
IMO either the definitons or the translations are wrong.
It has been added to this category for attention. Thank you for your patience.

The only proper word to express what is said in the German definition: "Sich über einem Platz, Ort oder Objekt befinden." I can think of is "über", but definitely not "auf". The same seems to be true for the English definition: "Having the position over a given place, location or object." which rather should be translated with "over", but not with "on". A glass of water that is on (deu:auf) the table is not over (deu:über) the table. The only way this definitions could start to describe the translations is if one added something like "and in contact with the object". I have no solution right now and it seems that those small, simple and commonly used words are the most difficult to define since you hardly can express a definition without using the words itself. Who would have thought? --dh 02:29, 10 November 2009 (UTC)