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Pronunciation: /ˈʊmʃtɛntlɪç/

Translation of umständlich in English:



  • in an involved or roundabout way
    (weitschweifig) (explain etc.)
    at great length or in a long-winded way
    sie drückt sich manchmal etwas umständlich aus
    she is sometimes rather long-winded
    er verabschiedete/entschuldigte sich umständlich
    he made a meal of saying ‘goodbye’/‘sorry’
    warum einfach, wenns auch umständlich geht? [ironic]
    why do things the easy way if you can make them difficult? [ironic]

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