my mother is here visiting me

Discussion in 'Deutsch (German)' started by juanlapalma, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. juanlapalma

    juanlapalma Senior Member

    My mother is here visiting me. My try: "Meine Mutter ist hier besuchen" or "Meine Mutter ist hier von besuch"
  2. kayokid

    kayokid Senior Member/Moderator

    English, USA
    Hello. I have seen:

    Meine Mutter ist hier auf Besuch.

    and heard:
    Meine Mutter is hier zu Besuch.

    Let's see what the native speakers say...
  3. juanlapalma

    juanlapalma Senior Member

    Vielen Dank! :thumbsup:
  4. Sowka

    Sowka Senior Member

    German, Northern Germany
    Good evening :)

    I'd be inclined to say: "Meine Mutter ist hier zu Besuch", but I don't find the version with "auf" wrong.

    I think that "auf Besuch" tends to refer to something more official: Der Präsident ist auf einem Staatsbesuch, for instance. In the context of family or friends, I like "zu" better. But there may be regional variants.
  5. juanlapalma

    juanlapalma Senior Member

    Thank you so much for your explanation. I´m very grateful ;)
  6. ABBA Stanza Senior Member

    Hessen, DE
    English (UK)
    That's a safe bet of course, but it doesn't contain any translation for the "me" in the original English sentence. What about

    "Meine Mutter ist hier mich besuchen"?

    I've heard such sentences many times in casual conversation and when I do an Internet search for "hier mich besuchen", I get a good number of hits.

    What do you guys think?

  7. Roy776

    Roy776 Senior Member

    Kraków, Poland
    German & AmE
    This phrasing sounds rather colloquial, and I would probably put a comma between 'hier* and 'mich'. I would rather say "Meine Mutter ist hier, um mich zu besuchen". One might also say "Meine Mutter ist hier mich zu besuchen.", but leaving out the 'um' sounds slightly archaic, if you ask me.
  8. Resa Reader

    Resa Reader Senior Member

    Another version containing the "me" would be:

    Meine Mutter ist bei mir zu Besuch.

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