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wie

Translation of wie in English:

Interrogativadverb

  • 2 (durch welche Merkmale gekennzeichnet)wie war das Wetter?
    what was the weather like?
    how was the weather?
    wie ist dein neuer Chef?
    what is your new boss like? [informal]
    how is your new boss? [informal]
    wie geht es ihm?
    how is he?
    wie war es in Spanien?
    what was Spain like?
    what was it like in Spain?
    wie findest du das Bild?
    what do you think of the picture?
    wie gefällt er dir?
    how do you like him?
    wie wärs mit …
    how about …
    wie wäre es, wenn du dir die Schuhe putztest?
    how about [you] cleaning your shoes?
    Gott, wie du aussiehst!
  • 4 [informal] (nicht wahr)das hat dir Spaß gemacht, wie?
    you enjoyed that, didn't you?
    das ärgert dich wohl, wie?
    that does annoy you, doesn't it?

Relativadverb

  • [die Art,] wie er es tut
    the way or manner in which he does it
    die Preise steigen in dem Maße, wie die Löhne erhöht werden
    prices are rising at the same rate as wages
    wie man es auch [immer] macht, es ist ihr nie recht
    whatever you do or whichever way you do it she's never happy with it
    wie er das wieder geschafft hat!
    he's done it again — how does he manage it?

Konjunktion

  • 4 (temporal: als)wie ich an seinem Fenster vorbeigehe, höre ich ihn singen
    as I pass by his window I hear him singing
    wie ich die Tür öffne, steht doch tatsächlich Christine vor mir
    when I open the door, who is standing there but Christine
  • 5 [informal] (außer)wir hatten nichts wie Ärger [damit]
    we had nothing but trouble [with it]
    nichts wie hin! nichts

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