anlangen

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

an- +‎ langen

Verb[edit]

anlangen (third-person singular simple present langt an, past tense langte an, past participle angelangt, auxiliary haben or sein)

  1. (transitive, regional, auxiliary “haben”) to touch (literally)
  2. (intransitive, auxiliary “sein”) to arrive
    Synonyms: angelangen, ankommen
  3. (transitive, auxiliary “haben”) to concern, to touch
    Synonyms: anbelangen, anbetreffen, angehen

Usage notes[edit]

anfassen is a more common synonym for literal “touch”; “anlangen” in the literal sense is mostly used in Southern Germany and is unlikely to be understood in formal writing because of the figurative senses prevailing.

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