scheinbar

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German[edit]

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 scheinbar on German Wikipedia

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʃaɪ̯nbaːɐ̯/
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Adverb[edit]

scheinbar

  1. apparently (seemingly)
    Synonyms: vermeintlich, angeblich
    Die Sonne dreht sich scheinbar um die Erde.
    Seemingly, the Sun revolves around the Earth.

Adjective[edit]

scheinbar (no predicative form, strong nominative masculine singular scheinbarer, not comparable)

  1. apparent, seeming
    Synonyms: Schein-, Pseudo-, vermeintlich, angeblich
    Diese Lösung ist nur eine scheinbare Lösung.
    This solution only appears to be a solution.

Usage notes[edit]

Purists insist that scheinbar means "in appearance only", whereas anscheinend means "apparent(ly)" (whether true or not). However, in common usage both words are widely treated as synonyms.

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