meinetwegen

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Shortened from von meinen Wegen.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmaɪ̯nətˌveːɡən/, /ˌmaɪ̯nətˈveːɡən/

Adverb[edit]

meinetwegen

  1. because of me, for my sake
    Das ist alles meinetwegen passiert.
    All of this happened because of me.
  2. as far as I am concerned (I don't mind if); for all I care
    Meinetwegen können Sie mitkommen.
    As far as I am concerned, you can come with us.

Usage notes[edit]

Colloquially, this term is usually constructed with the seperated form (especially in the southern language area), thus wegen mir instead of meinetwegen. In sense 2, however, both are equally common in the vernacular.

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