anlangen

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

an- +‎ langen

Pronunciation[edit]

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Verb[edit]

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

  1. (transitive, regional) to touch (literally) [auxiliary haben]
  2. (intransitive) to arrive [auxiliary sein]
    Synonyms: angelangen, ankommen
  3. (transitive) to concern, to touch [auxiliary haben]
    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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