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"Der Pförtner passt auf" means "The gatekeeper pays attention" aufpassen = pay attention "Der Pförtner passt auf jemanden auf" means "The gatekeeper takes care of somebody / keeps an eye on somebody" auf jemanden aufpassen = keep an eye on somebody In your sentence the word aufpassen is split into "passt auf ...


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The verb in the sentence is aufpassen. This yields the second auf. The first is a preposition.


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