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Dictionary > adverbs

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  • rüber
    (adverb)
    1.
    over it
    ("rüber" or "drüber" - In the broad sense of covering)
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    2.
    "across it, to this side"
    (Here, you can also use "herüber" but "rüber" alone is much more common. All those Instagram and Youtube German teachers don't know what they're talking about when they talk about this stuff and they teach you WRONG things.)
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  • abends
    (adverb)
    1.
    in the evening(s)
    (Can refer to one evening as well as to evenings in general.)
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    Opposite: morgens
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  • abermals
    (adverb)
    1.
    again, de novo
    (A poetic sounding alternative for "noch mal". Not common, but not completely out of date either.)
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  • abwärts
    (adverb)
    1.
    downward
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    Opposite: aufwärts
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  • abzüglich
    (adverb)
    1.
    minus
    (Note that in actual equations, you'd say "minus".)
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    Opposite: zuzüglich
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  • achtlos
    (adverb)
    1.
    carelessly, without thought
    (The focus is toward being ignorant and not caring. )
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  • all
    (adverb)
    1.
    all (the, my,...)
    (Used like in English, but it's not as common. Usually, people chose this phrasing when there's some drama involved.)
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  • alle
    (adverb)
    1.
    every, all
    (ONLY for plural entities, not if English all can be replaced with "entire".)
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    Opposite: kein, keine
    2.
    finished, empty
    (slightly colloquial, for food and resources)
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    3.
    everyone
    (used in plural)
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  • allenfalls
    (adverb)
    1.
    at best, at most
    (NOT used for quantities, especially numbers. Think of something being "but a first step")
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  • allerdings
    (adverb)
    1.
    however, though, but
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    2.
    indeed
    (with an emphasis on "dings", it can re-affirm a statement, also as a stand alone confirmation)
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  • allerlei
    (adverb)
    1.
    all kinds of
    (Sounds rather high register)
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  • allmählich
    (adverb)
    1.
    little by little, slowly, gradually
    (Not very common in daily life.)
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    Opposite: plötzlich
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  • allzu
    (adverb)
    1.
    (not) all too, (not) all that
    (Pretty much ONLY in the phrasing "nicht allzu + adjective" in the sense of "not all that". )
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  • alsbald
    (adverb)
    1.
    soon, quickly after
    (The only instance where I see it in daily life is some food items without a clear expiry date that say "use soon after opening.". It's vague on purpose.)
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  • andauernd
    (adverb)
    1.
    all the time, incessantly
    (in a sense of something happening over and over in short sequence and usually used in context of someone being annoyed. No difference to "dauernd" in this sense)
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    2.
    ongoing
    (sounds quite formal, for negotiations for instance)
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  • andererseits
    (adverb)
    1.
    on the other hand
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    Opposite: einerseits
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  • andernfalls
    (adverb)
    1.
    otherwise, else
    (In the sense of "if X doesn't apply". Sounds formal.)
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  • andernorts
    (adverb)
    1.
    elsewhere
    (Not very common in daily conversation and only used in the context of "settlements". So you're in a region and "andernorts" would then refer to other regions.)
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  • anders
    (adverb)
    1.
    differently
    (In the sense of "not this way")
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  • andersrum
    (adverb)
    1.
    the other way around
    (Colloquial version of "anders herum")
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  • anderthalb
    (adverb)
    1.
    one and a half
    (Rolls of the tongue better than it's cousin "eineinhalb")
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  • anderweitig
    (adverb)
    1.
    elsewhere, otherwise
    (Always has a slight notion of location. So something is addressed or directed "in a different direction".)
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  • aneinander
    (adverb)
    1.
    at one another,toward one another
    (The precise translation depends on the context. A good example is rubbing your hands against each other, or a bunch of animals huddling together. )
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  • annähernd
    (adverb)
    1.
    nearly, roughly
    (Way more common in combination with "nicht" in the sense of "nowhere near XYZ". NOT for actual locations. )
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  • ansatzweise
    (adverb)
    1.
    to some extent
    (very small extent ;))
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  • anscheinend
    (adverb)
    1.
    apparently, seemingly
    (more common and more "likely" than "scheinbar")
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  • anschließend
    (adverb)
    1.
    after that, up next
    (The precise translations depends on context, but the idea is "what's tied up next". Sounds a bit formal.)
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  • anschliessend
    (adverb)
    1.
    then, after that
    (A formal sounding option.)
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  • ansonsten
    (adverb)
    1.
    other than that
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    2.
    otherwise, if not
    (sounds more general and unfocused than "sonst". Not a good fit if you want to have this "or else" vibe)
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  • anstandshalber
    (adverb)
    1.
    for decency’s sake
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  • apropos
    (adverb)
    1.
    apropos, oh speaking of, by the way
    (Mainly put in front of a topic like "Apropos Party... kommst du?". Has a vibe of "Oh that just came to my mind." so not the right word for going through bullet points at a meeting.)
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  • auch
    (adverb)
    1.
    also, as well, too
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    Opposite: auch nicht
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  • aufeinander
    (adverb)
    1.
    on top of one another
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    2.
    at one another
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  • auffallend
    (adverb)
    1.
    weirdly, noticably
    (Unlike "auffällig" this one is only used as an adverb.)
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  • aufgrund
    (adverb)
    1.
    due to
    (goes with Genitive, often also "aufgrund von" + Dative)
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  • aufwärts
    (adverb)
    1.
    upward, up
    (Quite common in the phrase "Es geht aufwärts" in the sense of "Things are improving.")
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    Opposite: abwärts
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  • außen
    (adverb)
    1.
    outside, on the outside
    (Usually used in contexts of referring to the outer side of something or someone.)
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    Opposite: innen
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  • außerordentlich
    (adverb)
    1.
    extraordinary, extraordinarily
    (More common as an adverb, but overall it sounds a bit stiff)
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  • äußerst
    (adverb)
    1.
    extremely
    (Only as an adverb to intensify adjectives. Leans toward bad adjectives.)
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  • ausgenommen
    (adverb)
    1.
    apart from X, X excluded, X aside
    (often put behind the thing you want to exclude "X ausgenommen")
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  • ausgiebig
    (adverb)
    1.
    extensively, copious, exhaustively
    (More common as an adverb. If you need an adjective "umfangreich" might be more idiomatic.)
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  • ausnahmslos
    (adverb)
    1.
    without exception
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  • ausnahmsweise
    (adverb)
    1.
    as an exception, by way of exception, for once
    (VERY common in German. NOT "exceptionally" in sense of outstanding quality. )
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    Opposite: normalerweise
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  • ausnehmend
    (adverb)
    1.
    exceptionally
    (Sounds very fancy and distinguished. If people use it then to intensify "good" qualities.)
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  • ausschließlich
    (adverb)
    1.
    only, exclusively
    (Sounds a bit formal)
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  • außerdem
    (adverb)
    1.
    also, besides that, furthermore
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    2.
    Phrase: What else? (in stores)
    (Und außerdem? )
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  • außerhalb
    (adverb)
    1.
    outside of
    (As a preposition, it goes with Genitive. Used for locations as well as time, like for example opening hours. Sounds a bit formal)
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    Opposite: innerhalb (von)
    2.
    not from here
    (Often in combination with "kommen")
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  • auswärts
    (adverb)
    1.
    out, not at home
    (Sounds a bit formal. Usually used in context of eating out. Not very common overall.)
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  • backbord
    (adverb)
    1.
    portside
    (For "sides" of a ship)
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    Opposite: Steuerbord
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  • bald
    (adverb)
    1.
    soon
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