auswendig

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From aus +‎ wend(en) +‎ -ig, literally ‘turned outward, inside-out’.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʔaʊ̯svɛndɪç/
  • Hyphenation: aus‧wen‧dig

Adverb[edit]

auswendig

  1. by heart (knowing completely)
    • 2002, Peter Bichsel, Eisenbahnfahren, Insel 2002, p. 7:
      Ich kannte einen Mann, der wußte den ganzen Fahrplan auswendig […].
      I knew a man who knew the whole timetable off by heart.

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