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um
Pronunciation: / ʊm /

Translation of um in English:

Präposition mit Akk.

  • 3Tag um Tag/Stunde um Stunde
    day after day/hour after hour
    Meter um Meter/Schritt um Schritt
    metre by metre/step by step

Konjunktion

  • 1 (final) See examples:um … zu um es gleich zu sagen, ich kann nicht lange bleiben
    I'd better say straight away that I can't stay for long
  • 2 (konsekutiv) See examples:er ist groß genug/ist noch zu klein, um … zu …
    he is big enough/is still too young to …
    sie heirateten, um sich schon nach einem Jahr wieder scheiden zu lassen
    they got married, only to get divorced again after just one year
    umso

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