sofort

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German so vōrt, from so (intensifier) + vōrt (forth; soon). Written as one word from the 16th century.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /zoˈfɔʁt/
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  • Rhymes: -ɔʁt

Adverb[edit]

sofort

  1. immediately, at once
    1960, Marie Luise Kaschnitz, Gespenster:
    Das Programm fiel ihr aus der Hand. Anton nahm sofort das glatte Heftchen auf.
    The programme fell from her hand. Anton picked the glossy pamphlet up immediately.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Das Herkunftswörterbuch. Etymologie der deutschen Sprache (Der Duden in zwölf Bänden) (in German), volume 7, 4th edition, Dudenverlag, 2006, →ISBN