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22:42 Oct 15, 2001
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
German term or phrase: verbereiten
was ist der Unterschied zwischen 'etwas vorbereiten'und 'sich auf etwas vorbereiten'?
Darcy
English translation:By example
Explanation:
'etwas vorbereiten': I prepare a surface for painting.
'sich auf etwas vorbereiten': I prepare myself for the arrival of my mother-in-law.
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Sven Petersson
Sweden
Local time: 07:30
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Sven Petersson


  

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4 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +5
By example


Explanation:
'etwas vorbereiten': I prepare a surface for painting.
'sich auf etwas vorbereiten': I prepare myself for the arrival of my mother-in-law.


    My geriatric brain.
Sven Petersson
Sweden
Local time: 07:30
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 1628

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  ChristinaT: We all can see your geriatric brain! :)
6 mins
  -> What does yours look like?

agree  Hans-Henning Judek: Well said, Sven.
53 mins
  -> Thank you very much!

agree  Gilda Manara
1 hr
  -> Thank you very much!

agree  Ralf Lemster: How do you prepare yourself for that...?
1 hr
  -> Garlic does the trick!

agree  Alison Schwitzgebel: should we not censor your answer for that horrible thought. EEEEGIT! Mothers-in-law!
3 hrs
  -> I apologise! New example: I prepare myself for the arrival of a new puppy.
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