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Pronunciation: /baɪ/

Translation of by in German:

prep.

  • 1 (near, beside) an (+ Dat.); bei; (next to) neben by the window/river am Fenster/Fluss
  • 2 (to position beside) zu
  • 3 (about, in the possession of) bei
  • 6 (passing) vorbei an (+ Dat.)
  • 8 (through the agency of) von written by … geschrieben von …
  • 9 (through the means of) durch by bus/ship etc. mit dem Bus/Schiff usw. by air/sea mit dem Flugzeug/Schiff
  • 11 (indicating unit) pro by the minute/hour pro Minute/Stunde day by day/month by month Tag für Tag/Monat für Monat 10 ft. by 20 ft. 10 [Fuß] mal 20 Fuß
  • 12 (indicating amount) one by one einzeln two by two/three by three zu zweit/dritt
  • 13 (indicating factor) durch 8 divided by 2 is 4 8 geteilt durch 2 ist 4
  • 14 (indicating extent) um wider by a foot um einen Fuß breiter

adv.

  • 2 (near) close/near by in der Nähe

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