Da ist schon Butter drauf

RexV

I have just seen this sentence which means “There is already butter on it”.
Is it common to use “drauf”? I would most likely have used “auf es” instead.
 

sfpugh

First off, auf takes the dative as there is no motion in this sentence, so it should be ihm.
Drauf means on it - specifically an inanimate object.
If you said auf ihm then you could be saying "there is already butter on him".

Perhaps Liss could confirm if I am right.

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