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around
British English: /əˈraʊnd/
American English: /əˈraʊnd/

Translation of around in German:

adverb

  • 1 (on every side) See examples:[all] around he waved his arms around
    er ruderte mit den Armen
    all around there was nothing but trees
    ringsumher od. ringsherum gab es nichts als Bäume
  • 2
    (round)
    come around to somebody's house
    bei jemandem vorbeikommen
    show somebody around
    jemanden herumführen
    pass the hat around
    den Hut herumgehen lassen
    have to get around to doing something
    [endlich] einmal daran denken müssen, etwas zu tun
    look around, have a look around
    sich [ein bisschen] umsehen od. umschauen
  • 3 [colloquial]
    (near)
    in der Nähe
    have you seen my hat around?
    hast du irgendwo meinen Hut gesehen?
    we'll always be around when you need us
    wir werden immer da sein, wenn du uns brauchst
  • 4 [colloquial]
    (in existence)
    there's not/you don't see much leather around these days
    zur Zeit gibt es/sieht man nur wenig Leder
  • 5 (in various places) See examples:ask/look around
    herumfragen/-schauen
    travel around within England
    in England herumreisen
    he's been around
    [figurative]
    er ist viel herumgekommen
    go around, → hang around

preposition

  • 1
    rund um
    they had their arms around each other
    sie hielten sich umschlungen
    darkness closed in around us
    die Dunkelheit umfing uns [formal] od. schloss uns ein
    he wore a coat around his shoulders
    er hatte einen Mantel um die Schultern gelegt
  • 2 (here and there in) See examples:we went around the town
    wir gingen durch die Stadt
    around the garden you'll find …
    im Garten findet man …
  • 3 (here and there near) See examples:around London
    um London herum
  • 4 around the back of the house (position)
    hinter dem Haus
    (direction)
    hinter das Haus
  • 5 (approximately at) See examples:around 3 o'clock
    ungefähr um 3 Uhr
    gegen 3 Uhr
    I saw him somewhere around the station
    ich habe ihn irgendwo am Bahnhof gesehen
  • 6 (approximately equal to) something [costing] around £2
    etwas für um die od. ungefähr 2 Pfund

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