I've read this word while searching the meaning of a preposition here

But it was another confusing word to me, could you please explain, if you're exprerienced, what does it mean?

Vom Typus her streng, aber mir gegenüber[...]

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It just means that the someone in question is not exactly of a casual breed, but rather of Victorian nature, stern in character.

Here’s two suggestions for an English translation:

Of a stern type, but toward me… (he never raised the hand.)

Strict of type, however towards me… (she’s quite approachable.)

  • "her" is an abbreviation of "woher?"
    – Dragut
    Commented Feb 14, 2016 at 21:50
  • @Dragut No. Here von .. her means from .., metaphorically of. On the other hand woher means wherefrom / whence.
    – Chieron
    Commented Feb 15, 2016 at 8:30
  • "von X her" simply means "with respect to X", or "as regards X". It doesn't have a direct local sgnificance. Commented Feb 15, 2016 at 9:09

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