We say "stellen" when someone sets a shelf upright. The word "legen" is used when someone "lays" the shelf down in a horizontal position. "Laying" something down includes putting it somewhere safe from danger or harm.
So, "to place something staightly" is the same as "to put something firmly."
The word "strictly" comes from the same root as "place straight." That means that to place something strictly means to do so directly without any alteration or modification.
Thus, to place something strictly means to do so exactly as it is shown without changing anything about it.
This definition explains why placing something loosely will often cause it to be placed incorrectly: If you put something down with caution or hesitation, it will likely be placed improperly.
Similarly, if you want to lay something down carefully, you should also use caution when doing so. Laying something down carefully means to do so without causing any damage or injury.
Again, this means not using too much force when placing or laying something down. A little effort can go a long way!
Legen is a common verb (ich legte, ich habe gelegt). Liegen, on the other hand, refers to a state: "to be in a flat/horizontal posture on a surface (= lay"). As a result, there can never be a direct object. For instance, the messer is on the table. But it's not because he laid it there.
The past tense of legen is gegolten, which means "showered". The past tense of liegen, however, is gelogen, meaning "covered up" or "hidden".
In English, you can say that something is "on the floor", but you cannot say that it is "under the floor". If you want to indicate that something is under another thing, you need to use the word "under".
In German, this distinction is made quite clearly. If something can be raised up, it will always be above something else; if something has to be lowered down, it will always be below something else.
This doesn't mean that Germans look down on people who put things under themselves, or look up to people who help others raise their arms over their heads. It's just that the language itself makes this distinction clear enough for most people to understand.
Wikipedia is a free encyclopedia. The Dutch term "steen" means "stone," and it is used to refer to a "castle" or "fortress," such as the Gravensteen in Ghent, Belgium. It is also a variant spelling of the Swedish and Danish terms "sten," which signify the same thing.
1. Steuben: American Revolutionary War commander of Prussian origin who trained troops for George Washington (1730-1794). 2. a: an important type of knife used by farmers in the late 19th and early 20th centuries b: a member of the Steben family of knives.
Steuben was born Karl Friedrich von Steuben. His father was a court official for Prussia and his mother was a Van Lierop. He joined the Prussian army at a young age and served under Frederick II during the American Revolution. When his unit was captured at the battle of Yorktown, he escaped to France where he met with General George Washington. The two men became friends and when Washington began training his own army they often discussed tactics and weapons technology. After the war ended, Steuben returned to Prussia but soon decided to move to America where he could have a better life. He bought some land in what is now New York state and started a farm. Over time this business grew into an empire that included factories that made furniture, knives, and tools. In 1871, Steuben moved to Missouri and started another farm but this one failed so he turned to manufacturing again. For several years, he worked with a tool company in Illinois before opening his own factory in North Carolina.