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encounter
British English: /ɪnˈkaʊntə/
, /ɛnˈkaʊntə/
American English: /ɪnˈkaʊn(t)ər/
, /ɛnˈkaʊn(t)ər/

Translation of encounter in German:

transitive verb

  • 1
    (as adversary)
    treffen auf
    + Akk.
  • 3
    (meet with, come across)
    stoßen auf
    + Akk. (Problem, Schwierigkeit, Kritik, Widerstand usw.)

noun

  • 1
    (in combat)
    Zusammenstoß, der
    have an encounter with the authorities over a matter
    mit den Behörden wegen einer Angelegenheit aneinander geraten
    I had a slight encounter with another car yesterday [colloquial]
    [ironic]
    ich hatte gestern eine etwas heftige Begegnung mit einem anderen Auto
    [ironic]
    verbal encounter
    Wortgefecht, das
    this was not his first encounter with the law
    das war nicht das erste Mal, dass er mit dem Gesetz in Konflikt kam
  • 2
    (chance meeting, introduction)
    have a chance encounter with somebody
    jemandem zufällig begegnen

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