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American German Dictionary — Labels and Abbreviations

The following labels and abbreviations are being used throughout the dictionary.

[◌]square brackets: pronunciation
(◌)parentheses: optional usage of words or syllables
()italics + parentheses: explanation or usage label
〈◌〉angle brackets: optional part of idioms or verbal phrases
◌ / ◌slash: alternative usage of words, syllables, or sounds
aadjective, adverb
abbabbreviation
concontraction
eSeine(r) Sache
etwetwas
gpgerund participle
irwirgendwo(hin/her)
jdjemand
jdmjemandem
jdnjemanden
jdsjemandes
nnoun
plplural
pppast participle
ptpast tense
sstrong form
sbsomebody
SnSachen
sthsomething
swhsomewhere
thsthings
wweak form
vverb