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Pronunciation: /nɪə(r)/

Translation of near in German:


  • nah[e] stand/live [quite] near [ganz] in der Nähe stehen/wohnen come or draw near/nearer [Tag, Zeitpunkt] nahen/näher rücken get nearer together näher zusammenrücken near at hand in Reichweite (Dat.) [Ort] ganz in der Nähe near to = near 2


  • 1 (position) nahe an/bei (+ Dat.); [fig.], in der Nähe (+ Gen.) keep near me halte dich in meiner Nähe it's near here es ist hier in der Nähe
  • 2 (motion) nahe an (+ Akk.); [fig.], in der Nähe (+ Gen.) don't come near me komm mir nicht zu nahe


  • 1 (in space or time) nahe in the near future in nächster Zukunft the nearest man der am nächsten stehende Mann
  • 2 (in nature) £30 or near/nearest offer 30 Pfund oder nächstbestes Angebot near escape Entkommen mit knapper Not that was a near miss/thing! das war knapp!


  • sich nähern (+ Dat.) the building is nearing completion das Gebäude steht kurz vor seiner Vollendung


  • [Zeitpunkt] näher rücken

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