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Stressed vowel length and/or separability: wo·be̲i̲


  • 1wobei hast du sie ertappt?
    what did you catch her doing?
    wobei ist es kaputtgegangen?
    how did it get broken?
  • 2 (relativisch)er gab sechs Schüsse ab, wobei einer der Täter getötet wurde
    he fired six shots — one of the criminals was killed
    so viel zu den Statistiken, wobei [aber] zu beachten ist, dass …
    that concludes our remarks on the statistics, though it should be noted that …
    sie sagte nein, wobei (indem) sie vermied, mich anzusehen
    she said ‘no’, avoiding looking at me as she did so
    NB The word occurs in North German coll. usage in two parts, e.g. wo hast du sie bei ertappt?
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