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British English: /fəˈmɪlɪə/
American English: /fəˈmɪljər/

Translation of familiar in German:


  • 1
    (well acquainted)
    be familiar with somebody
    jemanden näher kennen
    we never really got familiar
    wir lernten uns Akk. nie richtig kennen od. [colloquial] wurden nie so richtig warm miteinander
  • 2
    (having knowledge)
    are you familiar with Ancient Greek?
    können Sie Altgriechisch?
  • 3 (well known)
    (Gesicht, Name, Lied)
    (common, usual)
    be on familiar ground
    Bescheid wissen
    he looks familiar
    er kommt mir bekannt vor
    his name seems familiar [to me]
    sein Name kommt mir bekannt vor
    the word is familiar to me
    das Wort ist mir geläufig
  • 4 (informal)
    (Ton, Begrüßung)
    (Sprache, Art, Stil)
    are you on familiar terms with him?
    kennt ihr euch gut?
    a familiar term of address
    eine vertrauliche Anrede
  • 6
    make oneself or become or get too familiar with somebody
    mit jemandem zu vertraulich werden
    be on familiar terms with somebody
    enge Beziehungen zu jemandem unterhalten


  • [literary]
    (friend, associate)
    Vertraute, der/die

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