German Phrase of the Day

geschweige denn



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geschweige denn
     conj. let alone
Analysis
geschweige
     conj. let alone; used after a negative or limiting clause to introduce another that applies even less
     conj. (rare) let alone; used after an affirmative clause to introduce another that applies even more
denn
     conj. for; because; since
     conj. (after a comparative) than
     adv. (in a question) then; ever; but; used for general emphasis
          Wo ist er denn? - Where is he, then? (Where ever can he be?)
          Wieso denn? - How so, then?.

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