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See also: Fertig and -fertig



From Middle High German fertec, from Old High German fartīg, from the noun fart (journey). Cognate with Dutch vaardig, Low German fardig, Old English fierd (expedition, campaign). More at ferd.


  • (standard, northern and central Germany) IPA(key): /ˈfɛrtɪç/, [ˈfɛɐ̯tɪç], [ˈfɛʁtɪç]
  • (colloquial, northern and central Germany) IPA(key): /fɛ(ː)dɪç/, [ˈfɛ(ː)dɪç], [ˈfɛɾɪç]
  • (standard, southern Germany, Austria, Switzerland) IPA(key): /ˈfɛrtiɡ/, [ˈfɛɐ̯tik], [ˈfɛrtik]
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fertig (comparative fertiger, superlative am fertigsten)

  1. (of something made) ready for use; done; fully prepared
    Der Kaffee ist fertig.
    The coffee’s ready.
  2. (of a task to be completed) done; finished; complete
    Die Arbeit ist fertig.
    The work is done.
  3. (informal, of something limited by time) finished; over
    Ist das Spiel schon fertig?
    Is the game over already?
  4. (of a living being, with zu or für) ready to start; fully prepared
    Ich bin fertig zum Laufen.
    I’m ready for running.
  5. (of a living being, with mit) done; having finished
    Ich bin fertig mit dem Laufen.
    I’m done (with) running.
  6. (informal, of a living being) exhausted; beat; bushed
    Ich bin total fertig.
    I’m totally beat.



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