By K. B. Beaton

An incredible hassle confronted by way of English audio system studying German is that of discovering precisely the correct German be aware to translate an English notice in a specific context. This dictionary specializes in these phrases which reason specific problems for audio system of English, offering longer articles than these present in conventional bilingual dictionaries.

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Sie will uns mit dem Rad in einer Stunde nachfahren. Wir sind der Spur nachgegangen. Die Polizei setzte dem Flüchtigen nach. Das Auto fuhr dem Zug nach. Die Polizisten jagten den Verbrechern nach. Sie hat ihren Regenschirm liegenlassen/liegengelassen. Lauf ihr schnell nach! 2. After all. i. One function of doch is to contradict neg. and some pos. statements. In some cases this is the equivalent of after all. ) Doch could in both these cases be translated as No, and will would be stressed. [No,] it will rain.

The obj. , The judge aimed his remarks at the journalists in the court, and the subj. a person pursuing a certain goal, He's aiming at a leading position, or actions, laws, etc. directed to a certain objective, The law aims at a reduction in the road-toll. i. Zielen auf is found in such contexts, but the usual vs. are now abzielen auf and hinzielen auf. They are interchangeable as far as meaning is concerned, but abzielen is more often heard. They are used either with a person as subj. , Ich weiß nicht, auf wen/worauf diese Bemerkung abzielt/hinzielt.

Dieses Waschmittel greift die Hände nicht an. Die ständige Aufregung greift die Nerven an. Die Krankheit könnte auch die Lunge angreifen, was der Arzt unter allen Umständen zu verhindern suchte. Der dreißigstündige Flug hat mich sehr angegriffen. , and is applied fig. to savings, reserves, stores, supplies of money, etc. In some cases it can translate or be translated by affect. Alle Metallteile müssen durch Schmiere oder Farbe geschützt werden, sonst greift sie die Feuchtigkeit an. Die eiserne Ration darf nur im Notfall angegriffen werden.

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