There are 2 main translations of hinter in English:

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Pronunciation: / ˈhɪntɐ /

Präposition mit Dat.

  • 3 (in der Rangfolge) See examples:hinter jemandem zurückstehen
    lag behind somebody
    hinter der Entwicklung/der Zeit zurückbleiben
    lag behind in development/be behind in times
    er ist hinter unseren Erwartungen zurückgeblieben
    he has fallen short of our expectations
  • 4 (bewältigt) See examples:eine Prüfung/Aufgabe hinter sich haben
    have got an examination/a job over [and done] with
    viele Enttäuschungen/eine Krankheit hinter sich haben
    have experienced many disappointments/have got over an illness
    wenn er das Studium hinter sich hat
    when he's finished his studies

Präposition mit Akk.

  • 2hinter jemanden zurückfallen
    fall behind somebody
  • 3etwas hinter sich bringen
    get something over [and done] with
  • 4 (zeitlich) See examples:hinter etwas gehen/reichen
    go back to before something
  • 5 [figurativ]hinter ein Geheimnis/die Wahrheit/seine Geschichte kommen
    find out a secret/get to the truth/get to the bottom of his story

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There are 2 main translations of hinter in English:

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