hinter

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

hint +‎ -er

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈhɪntə(ɹ)/
  • (file)
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈhɪntɚ/, [ˈhɪɾ̃ɚ]

Noun[edit]

hinter (plural hinters)

  1. Agent noun of hint; someone who hints.

Anagrams[edit]


German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German hintar, from Proto-Germanic *hinder.

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

hinter (with accusative or dative)

  1. behind, after
  2. after (in pursuit of)
  3. beyond (further away than)

Usage notes[edit]

The preposition hinter is used with accusative case if the verb shows movement from one place to another, whereas it is used with dative case if the verb shows location.

Derived terms[edit]

Adverb[edit]

hinter

  1. (colloquial, regional, parts of southern and eastern Germany) over; to some place fairly nearby
    Synonyms: hin, rüber
    Ich geh mal hinter und seh nach.
    I'm going over to check.