20.1.55 nahe = near (with Dative)


Example
  Note! The preposition nahe is often used in metaphoric meaning as verb with preposition:
  Nahe stehen
Er steht ihm politisch
nahe.
= He shares his political ideas.
  Nahe legen
Er legte ihm
nahe, das Land zu verlassen.
= He advised him to leave the country.
  Nahe bringen
Er brachte ihm die Literatur Südamerikas
nahe.
= He made him understand the literature of Southern America.
  local
  Er war nahe.
= He was near.






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