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backward
British English: /ˈbakwəd/
American English: /ˈbækwərd/

Translation of backward in German:

adjective

  • 1 (directed to rear)
    rückwärts gerichtet
    Rückwärts-
    backward movement
    Rückwärtsbewegung Fem.
    the backward slant to his handwriting
    seine nach links geneigte Handschrift
  • 2 (reluctant, shy)
    zurückhaltend
    be backward in coming forward [humorous]
    sich zurückhalten
  • 3
    (with learning difficulties) [offensive]
    zurückgeblieben (Kind)
    (underdeveloped) rückständig
    unterentwickelt (Land, Region)
    backward in something
    in etwas Dat. zurückgeblieben

adverb

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