gerade

Meanings

1.
straight
(as in "not bent")
Opposite (closest): ungerade
2.
at the moment, a few minutes ago, just
(Can refer to now as well as the immediate future. Often combined with "eben" without a particular change in meaning. Quite common option for translating the English progressive "am doing".)
Opposite (closest): gleich
3.
especially
(A bit too high register for daily life, but fairly common in books. Often in the beginning of a sentence.)
4.
even
(For numbers. The opposite is "ungerade")
Opposite (closest): ungerade
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Time 4.2 - Words for the past

We'll go over the most important German time adverbs that refer to the various points in the past. Also: what you think "früher" is and what it actually is :)

Vocab:

gerade, vorhin, kürzlich, vor kurzem, früher,ebe


The meanings of "eben" and "gerade"
The Meanings of "eben and gerade" (Part 2)

We'll explore how "eben" and "gerade" are used in context of time and as these weird particles that seem to appear anywhere. Featuring: a really scary cat.


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