Ismael
"vorher", "zuvor" and "früher" I often use these adverbs in the wrong context, what I would truly appreciate from any German native speaker is an explanation on when exactly to use each the aforementioned attributes, when talking about an event that happened previously. Ex: "..Das, was ich vorher/zuvor/früher erwähnt habe.." on this example, what would you recommend me to use and why?
Nov 19, 2017 8:50 PM
Answers · 2
"Vorher" and "zuvor" are pretty similar to each other except that "zuvor" is more formal. They are used for events that happened not long ago (for example: Das, was ich vorher/zuvor erwähnt habe,..). "Früher" is more likely used for events that happened a long time ago, for example when you're talking about your childhood.
November 19, 2017
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Ismael
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Arabic (Maghrebi), Dutch, English, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish
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Dutch