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von
     1. prep. from
           Ich fahre von Köln nach Hamburg. - I'm travelling from Cologne to Hamburg.
           Ich hab’s von meiner Schwester gehört. - I heard it from my sister.
     2. prep. of, belonging to (often replacing genitive; see usage note below)
           das Auto von meinem Vater - my father’s car / the car of my father
     3. prep. by (with passive voice)
           Das Hotel wird von der Firma bezahlt. - The hotel is paid for by the company.
     4. prep. about, of (a topic)
           Er hat von seiner Jugend erzählt. - He told about his youth.
     5. prep. on, with (a resource)
           Von welchem Geld soll ich als Arbeitsloser in Urlaub fahren? - Being unemployed, on what money should I go on holidays?
           Man kann nicht nur von Luft und Liebe leben. - You can’t live on air and love alone. q
ihm von weitem
geh weg! geh weg von hier!
was
     1. pron. (interrogative) what
           Was machst du heute? - What are you doing today?
     2. pron. (relative) which (referring to the entire preceding clause)
           Sie tanzte gut, was er bewunderte. - She was a good dancer, which he admired.
     3. pron. (relative) that, which (referring to das, m, and neuter substantival adjectives)
           Das ist alles, was ich will. - That's all that I want.
           Das ist das Beste, was mir passieren konnte. - That's the best that could have happened to me.
     4. pron. (relative, colloquial) that, which (referring to neuter singular nouns, instead of standard das)
           Siehst du das weiße Haus, was renoviert wird? - Do you see that white house, which is being renovated?
     5. pron. (indefinite, colloquial) something, anything (instead of standard etwas)
           Ich hab was gefunden. - I've found something.
     6. adv. (colloquial) a little, somewhat
           Ich komm' was später. - I'll arrive a little later.
ach was
was hörte er
für
     1. prep. for
           Das Geschenk ist für dich. - The present is for you.
     2. prep. on behalf of
           Mein Anwalt wird das für mich beantworten. - My lawyer will answer to that on my behalf.
     3. prep. by the standards of
           Für einen Ausländer sprichst du sehr gut Deutsch. - For a foreigner you speak German very well.
     4. prep. (colloquial, nonstandard) in order to (with zu and infinitive)
           Der Papa holt das Werkzeug, für die Waschmaschine zu reparieren.
             Daddy is getting his tools in order to repair the washing machine.
für wen jede einzelne bestimmt war
da er für einen großen Fuß bestimmt zu sein schien
was für
     1. det. what; what kind of
           Was für Getränke habt ihr mitgebracht?
             “What drinks have you brought?”
           Du kannst dir vorstellen, was für ein Skandal das war.
             “You can imagine what a scandal that was.”
           Was für Bücher liest du?
             “What kind of books do you read?”
     2. det. (in exclamation) (oh) what; (oh) such
           Was für ein Verrat! — “Oh what treason!”
     3. adv. (youth slang) Used to express strong rejection of a particular word in a statement by someone else; much like English “are you kidding?!”
           Was für „immer“?! Zweimal war ich da.
             “Always”, are you kidding?! I went there twice.
           Was für „erster Platz“?! Ihr werdet letzter, Alter!
             “First place”, are you kidding?! You’re gonna be last, mate!
Einer
     1. n-m. (mathematics) unit
     2. n-m. (mathematics) units' place, ones' place (place value of a number)
     3. n-m. (sports) single scull
     4. n-m. (swimming) one-meter diving board
     5. num. inflected form of ein
     6. num.    (masculine nominative without noun) one
     7. num.    (genitive use with genitive of feminine noun) (of) one
     8. num.    (dative use with dative of feminine noun or without noun) one
     9. art. inflected form of ein
     10. art.    (genitive use with genitive of feminine noun) (of) a/an
     11. art.    (dative use with dative of feminine noun) a/an
     12. pron. one
Eisenbahn
     1. n. railway, railroad (transporting system)
           Die Eisenbahn war die erste Verkehrsrevolution.
             The railway was the first revolution of traffic.
     2. n. (somewhat, informal) train
           Da hinten kommt eine Eisenbahn!
             There’s a train approaching over there!
denn
     1. conj. for; because; since
     2. conj. (after a comparative) than
     3. 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?.
           Was denn? - But what?.
           Was ist denn los? - What's wrong, then?.
denn er merkte
wer ist denn das
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