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Verbs Meaning “To Stop”


I. Theory

Conveying “to stop” in German can be tricky as there are various verbs used in different contexts. Although at times multiple verbs can be used in German in the same situation, it is best to understand the nuances between these verbs.

II. Verbs equivalent to the English: To Stop

Aufhören (mit etwas): a separable verb meaning to stop an activity or to stop (doing something).

Es hat den ganzen Tag geschneit. Wann wird es aufhören?
It has been snowing all day. When will it stop?

Die Hunde hören nicht auf zu bellen.
The dogs won’t stop barking.


Not used as frequently as anhalten, although it may be seen as an imperative. When used with vehicles, it means to come to a stop.

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