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there
British English: /ðɛː/
, /ðə/
American English: /ðɛr/

Translation of there in German:

adverb

British English: /ðɛː/
, /ðə/
American English: /ðɛr/
  • 1 (in/at that place) (fairly close) somebody has been there before [figurative]
    [colloquial]
    jemand weiß Bescheid
    there or thereaˈbouts be down/in/up there
    da unten/drin/oben sein
    there goes …
    da geht/fährt usw.
    are you there?
    (on telephone)
    sind Sie noch da od. [colloquial] dran?
    there and then = then and there then 1 1 all 3, → here 1 1
  • 2 (calling attention) See examples:hello or hi there!
    hallo!
    you there!
    Sie da!
    move along there!
    weitergehen!
    there's a good etc. boy/girl
    das ist lieb [von dir], mein Junge/Mädchen
    for 1 8
  • 3
    (in that respect)
    so ˈthere
    und damit basta
    [colloquial]
    there you are wrong
    da irrst du dich
    there, it is a loose wire
    da haben wirs — ein loser Draht
    there it is
    (nothing can be done about it)
    there you are [colloquial], there we go
    (giving something)
    [da,] bitte schön
    there you have it
    [figurative]
    da ist der Punkt
    there 2 2, → rub 3
  • 4
    (to that place) (gehen, gelangen, fahren, rücken, stellen)
    we got there and back in two hours
    wir brauchten für Hin- und Rückweg [nur] zwei Stunden
    down/in/up there
    dort hinunter/hinein/hinauf
    get there first
    jemandem/den anderen zuvorkommen
    get there [figurative] (achieve)
    es [schon] schaffen
    (understand)
    es verstehen
  • 5
    (as introductory function word)
    was there anything in it?
    war da irgendetwas drin?
    [colloquial]
    there is/are …
    es gibt …
    there is enough food
    es gibt genug zu essen
    there are many kinds of …
    es gibt viele Arten von …
    there were four of them
    sie waren zu viert
    there was once an old woman who …
    es war einmal eine alte Frau, die …
    there was no beer left
    es gab kein Bier mehr
    there appears to be some error
    da scheint ein Irrtum unterlaufen zu sein
    there's no time for that now
    dafür haben wir/habe ich jetzt keine Zeit
    there being no further point in waiting, I left
    weil es keinen Zweck mehr hatte, noch länger zu warten, ging ich
    … if ever there was one
    … wie er/sie/es im Buche steht
    what is there for supper?
    was gibts zum Abendessen?
    not a sound was there to indicate their presence
    kein Laut verriet ihre Anwesenheit
    seldom has there been more fuss
    selten hat es so viel Aufhebens gegeben
    a fine mess there is!
    da sieht es vielleicht aus!
    [colloquial]

exclamation

British English: /ðɛː/
, /ðə/
American English: /ðɛr/
  • 1 (to soothe child etc.) See examples:there, there
    [colloquial]

noun

  • near there
    da od. dort in der Nähe
    the tide comes up to there
    die Flut kommt bis dahin od. da hoch

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