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abdrehen

1.
to turn away
(For boats and planes only.)
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2.
to turn off
(For water and colloquially also electricity. )
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3.
to screw off
(For lids. Rarely actually used.)
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4.
to wrap up
(In the context of finishing filming a movie.)
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5.
to go crazy
(Colloquial, often in a positive sense.)
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How to "turn" in German

Vocab:

drehen, umdrehen, rausdrehen, reindrehen, andrehen, aufdrehen, zudrehen, abbiegen, umkehren


Word Family

Root: *tere-
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Acton
Acton
1 year ago

Hi Emanuel!

If you lose your electricity/power because of a storm, how would you say that in German? Can you add examples to your website for that? I see your website says “abdrehen” means to turn off your electricity. That made me think of all the times I lost power due to a hurricane or another storm. Can you use the word “abdrehen” for when you lose power due to a storm? Plus, is Strom the right word for storm in situations like this?



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