“Her” vs “hier”



I have just seen this sentence “Komm doch bitte mal schnell her”, which means “Please come over here quickly”

When do we write “hier” as “her”?


Hallo RexV,

This can be a tricky thing for non-native German speakers to notice: it isn't the word hier "here" at the end of the sentence because this isn't actually a preposition. In this situation, the full verb is herkommen "to come here"; what you're seeing at the end of the sentence is the separable prefix her, rather than a preposition meaning "here."

I hope that this clears everything up!

Viel Spaß!


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