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“Runter” instead of “unter”

RexV

I have just seen this sentence “Kannst du bitte runter in die Küche kommen” which I understand means “Can you please come down to the kitchen”.

When would you use “runter” instead of “unter”?
 

sfpugh

Firstly runter is a contraction on hinunter or herunter.
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/runter

hin usually indicates movement away from the speaker and her towards the speaker.
https://www.thegermanprofessor.com/hin-or-her/

So as I understand it, unter is static and runter implies motion.

 

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