gerade

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German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • grad (colloquial, only for the adverb)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡəˈʁaːdə/ (standard)
  • IPA(key): /ˈɡʁaːdə/ (more commonly)
  • Rhymes: -aːdə

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old High German girat

Adjective[edit]

gerade (not comparable)

  1. even (number)
    Zahlen, die durch zwei teilbar sind, heißen gerade Zahlen.
    Numbers divisible by two are called even numbers.
Declension[edit]

Adverb[edit]

gerade

  1. now, at the moment
    Ich bin gerade in der Küche.
    I'm in the kitchen right now.
  2. just, a short while ago
    Ich war gerade in der Küche.
    I've just been in the kitchen.
  3. just, only, not more than
    Ich habe gerade mal fünf Euro.
    All I have is five euro.
  4. exactly
    Das ist gerade das Problem.
    That exactly is the problem.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old High German rado (adverb)

Adjective[edit]

gerade (comparative gerader, superlative am geradesten)

  1. straight
    eine gerade Straße
    a straight street (without any turns)
Declension[edit]
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