The German word ‘weiter’ can have quite a few different meanings. It can be the comparative of ‘weit’ (far/ wide)
It can also mean
But where it’s really useful is as prefix to a verb. If you want to write about continuing to do something, just add ‘weiter’ in front of the verb that gives the action. So –
Basically, you can add ‘weiter’ to any verb which action you want to continue doing. It doesn’t even matter whether you’ll find it in the dictionary. If it makes sense, use it.
To make it even more interesting, you can write ‘weiter’ plus the verb separately, like ‘weiter essen’
And that leads me to some nice commands with ‘weiter’ ☺
If you now feel like saying: Ich weiß nicht weiter! (I don’t know what to do! I’m at my wits’ end), all I can reply is …
Üb weiter! Keep on practising!
Mach weiter! Get on with it!
Hilft das weiter? Does that help you any further?
Maybe this song will (I searched high and low, honest!)
Weiter so! – Keep it up! Way to go! ☺
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