anfangs

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German[edit]

Adverb[edit]

anfangs

  1. initially, at the beginning
    • 1912, Franz Kafka, Das Urteil, in: Arkadia. Ein Jahrbuch für Dichtkunst, Kurt Wolff Verlag (1913), page 53:
      Nun betrieb er ein Geschäft in Petersburg, das anfangs sich sehr gut angelassen hatte, seit langem aber schon zu stocken schien, wie der Freund bei seinen immer seltener werdenden Besuchen klagte.
      Now he ran a business in Petersburg, which had promised very well initially but seemed to have been stangnating already for a long time, as the friend complained during his visits, which became more and more rare.

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

anfangs

  1. indefinite genitive singular of anfang