auf der Straße

auf der Straße
in the street
Part of speech


Yes, this is not a typo.

We say 'on the street' and not 'in the street'

At least we do so when we talk about the street in general.

Auf der Straße sind viele Leute. (There are a lot of people in the street.)

Ich bin auf der Straße. (I am

in the street.)

However when we specify a street, e.g. by giving the street name, we use in

in der Friedrichstraße

Be careful with wohnen (to live (in a place)/reside

Always use 'in'

Ich wohne in der Friedrichstraße. - (I live in Friedrich street.)

Ich wohne auf der Friedrichstraße. (I am a homeless person staying in Friedrich street.

'auf der Straße wohnen' - means to literally live on top of the street.

thinking of it ... I would also not 'auf der Straße essen' :D is an online learning platform
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