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 'A', 'a': strong: [eɪ], weak: [ə]


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a,
A
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(first letter of alphabet) (Sprachwissenschaft)A Nn
 Apple begins with an "a".
 Apfel fängt mit einem "A" an.
a,
an
indef artindefinite article: a, an
(indefinite article)ein Unbest Art, m
  eine Unbest Art, f
  ein Unbest Art, n
Anmerkung: "an" is used before a vowel sound
 There's a monster under my bed.
 Es ist ein Monster unter meinem Bett.
a nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (one: before a number)ein- Präf
 He must have a thousand books.
 Er hat bestimmt rund eintausend Bücher.
a,
an
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
([sth] hypothetical, non-specific)ein Unbest Art m
  eine Unbest Art f
 I like a challenge.
 Ich mag eine Herausforderung.
 
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a indef artindefinite article: a, an (person called)ein gewisser Pron + Adj
  eine gewisse Pron + Adj
 A Mr Smith asked to speak to you.
A nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (grade) (Schule)1 Nf
  (Schule)Sehr gut Adv + Adj
  (Schule)Eins Nf
 I got an "A" in my history test.
 Ich habe eine 1 in meinem Geschichtstest.
a,
A
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(music: note) (Musik)A Nn
 The song begins on an A.
 Das Lied beginnt einem A
a,
A
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(music: key) (Musik)A Nn
 They're playing Grieg's piano concerto in A-minor tonight.
 Heute Abend spielen sie Grieg's Klavierkonzert in A-Moll.
A nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (blood type) (Medizin)A Nn
 My blood type is A.
a,
A
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(indicating a subdivision)a, A Nn
 What's the answer to question 3a?
 Was ist die Antwort auf die Frage 3 a (od: A)?
A nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (indicating house number) (Adresse)a, A Nn
 Who lived at 221A Baker Street?
 Wer wohnt in der Baker Street 221 A (od: a)?
a,
A
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
abbreviation (answer)Antwort Nf
  (Abk)A Nn
 Q: Who wrote "Hamlet"? A: William Shakespeare.
a prefixprefix: Added to front of word stem--for example, unsaid = un+said. (adjective: not, without)un- Präf
  nicht- Präf
 For example: apolitical, arrhythmia
a prefixprefix: Added to front of word stem--for example, unsaid = un+said. (on, towards)auf Präp
  nach Präp
  an Präp
 For example: aback, aside
a prefixprefix: Added to front of word stem--for example, unsaid = un+said. (adjective: in the state of)in Präp
  -d V Part Präs
 For example: afire, asleep
a,
an
preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
(per, every, each)pro Präp
  per Präp
  je Präp
Anmerkung: "an" is used before a vowel sound
 The speed limit in residential areas is 30 miles an hour.
  Fehlt etwas wichtiges? Melden Sie einen Fehler oder machen einen Verbesserungsvorschlag.

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a bit advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." UK, informal (a little)ein wenig Unbest Art n + Pron
  ein bisschen Unbest Art n + Pron
 Run around a bit and you'll soon warm up.
 Lauf ein wenig rum und dir wird bald wärmer werden.
a bit advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." UK, informal (slightly)ein bisschen Unbest Art n + Pron
  etwas Pron
 It's a bit cold in here!
 Es ist ein bisschen kalt hier drin!
a bunch of [sth] nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. US, figurative, slang (large amount of [sth])ein Haufen von etwas Rdw
  eine Menge von etwas Rdw
  eine Schar von jemandem Rdw
  Unsummen von etwas Npl + Präp
 I've got a bunch of work to do today.
a bunch nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. US, figurative, slang (a lot)eine Menge Unbest Art, f + Nf
  echt viel Adv + Adj
 I learned a bunch from that painting demonstration.
a cappella advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." Italian (sing: without instruments)a capella Adv
  ohne Musik Präp + Nf
  ohne Instrumente Präp + Npl
 The piece is usually orchestral but they performed it a cappella.
a cappella adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." Italian (singing: no instruments)a capella Adv
  ohne Musik Präp + Nf
  ohne Instrumente Präp + Npl
 Gregorian chant is usually a cappella singing.
a dab hand nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (expert, skilled person) (informell)Profi Nm
  (übertragen)Meister Nm
  Experte, Fachmann Nm
 Could you help me roll this pastry? I hear you're a dab hand in the kitchen.
a dab hand at [sth] nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (person skilled at [sth])Profi Nm
  Koryphäe Nf
 My sister's coming to put up some shelves for me. She's a dab hand at DIY.
be a far cry from [sth] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." informal (very different from)ganz anders als etwas Rdw
  weit von etwas entfernt Rdw
 Life in Canada is a far cry from what she's used to in Haiti.
a few pronpronoun: Replaces noun--for example, "He took the cookie and ate it." "I saw you yesterday." (small number)ein paar Unbest Art, n + Pron
  manche Pron
 A few came, but not many.
 Ein paar kamen, aber nicht viele.
a few of pronpronoun: Replaces noun--for example, "He took the cookie and ate it." "I saw you yesterday." (small number)ein paar Unbest Art, n + Pron
 A few of her students failed the exam.
 Ich war nur ein paar Male dort.
a few times advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (on several occasions)ein paar Mal Rdw
  manchmal Adv
  ab und zu Rdw
 That boy has come over a few times and always behaved himself.
a few times advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (with several repetitions)ein paar Mal Rdw
  öfter Adv
  (formell)häufig Adv
 After you do it a few times it doesn't seem so terrible.
a fortiori advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." Latin (argument: stronger reason)umso mehr Konj + Adv
  erst recht Konj + Adv
  (Fachbegr, Rechtsw)a fortiori Rdw
A friend in need is a friend indeed. exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." ([sb] who helps is real friend)Freunde erkennt man in der Not Rdw
 When I was sick you certainly proved the old saying, "A friend in need is a friend indeed."
a good deal nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (bargain)Schnäppchen Nn
  günstiges Angebot Adj + Nn
  gutes Geschäft Adj + Nn
 I chose the car because it was reliable and a good deal.
a good deal advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." informal (a lot) (umgangssprachlich)echt viel Adj + Adj
  eine Menge Unbest Art, f + Nf
 She walks around the neighborhood a good deal.
a good deal of [sth] adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." informal (a lot)ziemlich viel, echt viel Adj + Adj
  eine ganze Stange Rdw
  eine ganze Menge Rdw
 I hope you like spicy food, because I added a good deal of fresh jalapeño.
a great deal,
a good deal
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(bargain)ein günstiges Angebot Rdw
  (Slang, Anglizismus)ein guter Deal Rdw
 I chose the car because it was reliable and a great deal.
a great deal,
a good deal
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(much, large amount)eine Menge Unbest Art, f + Nf
 I have a great deal to accomplish before the end of the semester.
 Ich muss vor Semesterende noch eine Menge schaffen.
a great deal of [sth],
a good deal of [sth]
exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
(large amount of [sth])jede Menge etwas Pron + Nf
 Her presidential campaign had a great deal of success at the local level.
 Ihre Kampagne zur Präsidentschaftswahl hatte eine Menge Erfolg auf der lokalen Ebene.
a great deal,
a good deal
advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
(greatly, very much) (umgangssprachlich)wirklich, echt Adv
  sehr Adv
 I value your input a great deal.
 Ich schätze deinen Beitrag wirklich (or: echt).
a great deal,
a good deal
advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
(considerably)deutlich Adj
  ein ganzes Stück Rdw
 I'm feeling a great deal better since I ate some soup.
a great deal of effort,
a good deal of effort
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(a lot of work)viel Arbeit Adj + Nf
  eine Menge Arbeit Rdw
  viel Mühen Adj + Npl
 I put a great deal of effort into this project, and I was really offended when management ignored it.
a great time nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (fun, enjoyment)Spaß Nm
 Thanks so much for inviting me; I had a great time!
a job well done nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (task that is performed well)gute Arbeit Adj + Nf
  gute Leistung Adj + Nf
 Congratulations on a job well done!
a la,
à la
advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
Gallicism (in the style of)a la Adv
  so wie Adv + Adv
  im Stile von Rdw
 He swears a lot when he's angry, a la Gordon Ramsay.
 Er flucht viel wenn er sauer ist, a la Gordon Ramsay.
à la carte advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." French (ordering dishes: individually)getrennt Adv
  jeder für sich Rdw
  einzeln Adv
 Rather than choosing the set lunch, she decided to order à la carte.
 Anstatt das Mittagsmenu zu wählen, entschied sie sich getrennt zu bestellen.
à la carte adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." French (menu items: priced individually)à la carte Rdw
 The restaurant offers a wide selection of à la carte menu items.
 Das Restaurant bietet eine große Auswahl an à la carte Gerichten an.
à la carte advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." figurative, French (choosing, buying: individually)einzeln Adv
  getrennt Adv
  nach Auswahl Präp + Nf
 Customers can download songs à la carte.
 Kunden können einzeln Lieder runterladen.
à la carte adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." figurative, French (can be purchased individually)à la carte Rdw
  einzeln, getrennt Adj
  nach Auswahl Präp + Nf
 The website allows people to make à la carte purchases.
 Auf der Website können Kunden à la carte Käufe machen.
a la mode,
à la mode
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
Gallicism (fashionable, in fashion) (Anglizismus, Slang)in Adj
  modern Adj
  angesagt Adj
  modisch Adj
a la mode,
à la mode,
alamode
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
US, Gallicism (with ice cream)mit Eis Präp + Nn
 I ordered a piece of pie a la mode.
 Ich bestellte ein Stück Kuchen mit Eis.
a little adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (small amount)ein bisschen Unbest Art, n + Pron
  ein wenig Unbest Art, n + Pron
 I just want a little salt on my potatoes.
 Ich will nur ein bisschen Salz auf meinen Kartoffeln.
a little advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (slightly)ein bisschen Unbest Art, n + Pron
  ein wenig Unbest Art, n + Pron
  etwas Adv
 She was a little angry with me. The doctor says your blood pressure is a little high.
 Sie war ein bisschen sauer auf mich. Der Arzt sagt dein Blutdruck ist ein bisschen hoch.
a little nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (short time)gleich Adv
  in Kürze Präp + Nf
  bald Adv
 I'll be there in a little.
 Ich bin gleich da.
a little nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (a small amount)ein kleines Stückchen, ein kleines Stück Rdw
 Chocolate? I'll just have a little.
 Schokolade? Ich möchte nur ein kleines Stückchen (or: Stück).
a little bit nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (small amount)ein bisschen Unbest Art, m + Pron
  etwas Pron
  (Slang)ein Ticken Unbest Art, m + Nm
 There wasn't enough salt in the soup so I added a little bit. Could I please have a little bit of cheese?
 In der Suppe war nicht genug Salz, also fügte ich ein bisschen hinzu.
 Könnte ich bitte ein bisschen Käse haben?
a little bit advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." informal (slightly)ein bisschen Unbest Art, m + Pron
  ein wenig Unbest Art, m + Adj
  etwas Pron
 I'm just a little bit dizzy. It was a little bit cheeky of me to ask … but I asked anyway.
 Mir ist nur ein bisschen schwindelig.
 Es war ein wenig frech von mir zu fragen....aber ich habe trotzdem gefragt.
a little more nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (a small additional quantity)ein bisschen mehr Rdw
  ein wenig mehr Rdw
 I already added salt to the potatoes, but I think they could use a little more.
a little more adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (slightly more)ein bisschen mehr Rdw
  etwas mehr Adv + Adj
 May I have a little more tea, please?
a little more advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (for a short while longer)ein bisschen länger Rdw
  etwas länger Adv + Adj
 The girls asked her mother if she could continue playing outside a little more.
a little more advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (slightly more often)ein bisschen mehr Rdw
  (formell)ein bisschen häufiger Rdw
  (formell)ein bisschen öfter Rdw
 You need to exercise a little more if you want to get fit.
a little thing nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal ([sth] trivial)Kleinigkeit Nf
  (gehoben)Lapalie Nf
 I know it's just a little thing, but I find the constant tapping of your foot annoying.
a load of nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (great quantity)eine Menge von Rdw
 I'll cook up a load of chicken legs and we can take them on our picnic.
a long time advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (a considerable period) (ugs)lange her Adj + Adv
  eine lange Zeit Rdw
  viel Zeit Adj + Nf
 It's a long time since we last met.
 Es ist lange her seit wir uns das letzte Mal getroffen haben.
a long time ago advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (in the distant past)vor langer Zeit Rdw
  lange her Adj + Adv
 A long time ago, my ancestors settled in this land.
a long way off advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (in the distance)in der Ferne Rdw
  da/dort hinten Adv + Präp
 A long way off, you could just see the lights from a distant village.
a long way off advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (distant, far away)weit entfernt Adv + V Part Perf
  (formell)abgelegen Adj
  weg vom Schuss Rdw
  (Slang, vulgär)am Arsch der Welt Rdw
 Those birds are swimming a long way off shore, so you'll need a telescope to see them.
a long way off advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." US, colloquial (in the distant future) (ugs)weit weg Adv + Adj
  (formell)weit entfernt Adv + V Part Perf
 My sixtieth birthday is still a long way off.
a long way to go exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." (much effort still needed)einen langen Weg vor sich haben Rdw
 Brad did well on the quiz, but he has a long way to go before he passes the class.
a lot nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (large quantity)viel Adj
  eine Menge Unbest Art, f + Nf
a lot of exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." informal (many, much)viel, viele Adj
  viele Adj
  (umgangssprachlich)eine Menge Unbest Art, f + Nf
  (Jargon)haufenweise Adj
 There were a lot of children in the swimming pool. They made a lot of noise.
a lot advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." informal (often, at length)viel Adj
 She talks a lot without saying anything important.
a lot more nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (greater amount)viel mehr Adv + Adj
 A banker makes a lot more than a teacher.
a lot more nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (greater number)viel mehr Adv + Adj
  eine höhere Anzahl Rdw
 A few hundred is a lot more than a couple dozen.
a lot more adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (in greater amount)viel mehr Adv + Adj
 I need a lot more flour to make this dough.
a lot more adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (in greater number)viel mehr Adv + Adj
  immer mehr Adv + Adj
 A lot more people are taking up cycling these days.
a lot more advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (to greater degree)viel mehr Adj + Adv
  viel weiter Adj + Adv
 Your foot bends a lot more when you run.
a lot of fun nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal ([sth] very entertaining)viel Spaß Adj + Nm
 Thank you for inviting me to your party. I had a lot of fun.
a matter of time nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. ([sth] which will happen eventually)eine Frage der Zeit Rdw
 They've been dating for 5 years, so it's only a matter of time before he proposes.
a millstone around your neck (US),
a millstone round your neck (UK)
exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
figurative (burden: mental or emotional)ein Päckchen zu tragen Rdw
a mite advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." informal (slightly)etwas Pron
  ein bisschen Pron
 Aren't you a mite too old to be watching cartoons?
 Bist du nicht etwas zu alt für Zeichentrickfilme?
 Bist du nicht ein bisschen zu alt für Zeichentrickfilme?
a monument to [sth] nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (example, evidence)Beweis Nm
  (anstelle Denkmal)Symbol Nm
 His last film was a monument to stupidity and bad taste.
 Sein letzter Film war der Beweis für seine Dummheit und seinen schlechten Geschmack.
a nice little earner nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. UK, slang ([sth] which generates income) (informell)netter Verdienst Adj + Nm
 I'm setting up a website to sell my photos; it should be a nice little earner.
a nose for [sth] nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (instinctive ability to detect [sth])einen Riecher für etwas haben Rdw
 He has a great nose for good books.
 Er hat einen guten Riecher für spannende Bücher.
a number of nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (some, several)eine Vielzahl von
  eine Anzahl an
  oft Adv
 He has broken the rules a number of times.
 New: Vor dem Laden steht eine Vielzahl von Leuten, die für das neue Telefon anstehen.
 Er hat oft die Regeln gebrochen.
a piece nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. UK, regional (a distance, a way)ein Stück Nn
 The farm is down the road a piece.
 Die Farm ist ein Stück die Straße runter.
a piece of work,
a real piece of work
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
US, figurative, informal (unpleasant, difficult person)anstrengend Adj
  schwierig Adj
 Tommy's a real piece of work; I heard he blamed his mistake on the boss.
a piece of work,
a real piece of work
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
US, figurative, informal (unusual character, individual) (ugs, übertragen)fieser Typ Adj + Nm
  (literarisch)zwiespältige Gestalt Adj + Nf
a pinch of [sth] nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (cooking: small amount) (Gastronomie)eine Prise von etwas Rdw
 Josh added a pinch of dried cilantro to the sauce.
a posteriori advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (law, logic: from experience)aus Erfahrung Präp + Nf
  (Fachgebr, Rechtsw)a posteriori Rdw
a priori adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (hypothetical, deductive)theoretisch Adj
  in der Theorie Rdw
  angenommen V Part Perf
a priori advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (by deduction)a priori
a priori adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (accepted without question)grundsätzlich Adj
  ohne Beweise Adv + Npl
  von vornherein, von vorneherein Präp + Adj
  a priori Adj
a quarter past exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." (time: fifteen minutes after)Viertel nach Nn + Präp
  viertel nach Adj + Präp
 He arrived at a quarter past nine.
a quarter till [sth],
a quarter 'til [sth] (US),
a quarter to [sth],
quarter to [sth] (UK)
exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
(15 minutes before the hour)Viertel vor Nn + Präp
  viertel vor Adj + Präp
  (süddeutsch)dreiviertel Adj
 I'll meet you at a quarter till one... in the afternoon, of course.
a quarter to exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." (time: fifteen minutes before)Viertel vor Nn + Präp
  viertel vor Adj + Präp
  (süddeutsch)dreiviertel Adj
 It's almost a quarter to five; we're running late.
A road,
A-road
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(main traffic route) (Verkehr, ugs)Hauptstraße Nf
  (Verkehr, formell)Hauptverkehrsstraße Nf
 A motorist was caught doing almost double the 70-mph limit on an A road in Worcestershire.
a shell nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (weakened person)ein Schatten seiner selbst Rdw
 He is just a shell of his former self.
 Er ist nur noch ein Schatten seiner selbst.
a smidgen,
a smidgin,
a smidgeon
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(tiny amount)ein bisschen Unbest Art, n + Pron
  ein wenig Unbest Art, n + Adj
 If you're asking about the cake, I want just a smidgen.
a smidgen,
a smidgin of [sth],
a smidgeon of [sth]
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(tiny amount of [sth])ein Hauch Unbest Art, m + Nm
 She added a smidgen of cinnamon to the pie.
a smidgen,
a smidgin of [sth],
a smidgeon of [sth]
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
figurative (tiny amount)ein bisschen Unbest Art, n + Pron
 It's a cliché, but there's a smidgen of truth in it.
a stone's throw advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." figurative, informal (near)einen Steinwurf entfernt Rdw
 The shop is just a stone's throw from my house.
 Der Laden ist nur einen Steinwurf von meinem Haus entfernt.
a tall order nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (challenge, demanding task)Mammutaufgabe Nf
  echte Herausforderung Adj + Nf
 It is a tall order to win the competition.
a thing of beauty nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. ([sth] impressive)gute Arbeit Adj + Nf
  gelungenes Werk Adj + Nn
 The painting is a thing of beauty.
 Das Bild ist gute Arbeit.
a tidy sum nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (large amount of money)eine gehörige Summe Rdw
a time nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (a period, a while)ein bisschen Unbest Art, n + Adv
  (formell)eine Weile Unbest Art, f + Nf
  (formell)eine Zeit lang Rdw
 Come and sit with me for a time.
a ton of nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative, informal (large quantity) (informell)tonnenweise Adj
  massig Adj
  Unmengen an Npl + Präp
 I have a ton of work to do this week.
a wealth of [sth] nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (abundant amount of [sth])eine Vielzahl an
 There's a wealth of reasons why you should stay.
 Es gibt eine Vielzahl von Gründen, weshalb du bleiben solltest.
a wee bit advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." UK, informal (little, slightly) (umgangssprachlich)ein Tick Unbest Art, m + Nm
  ein bisschen, ein wenig Unbest Art, n + Pron
 Mexican food is a wee bit spicier than I'm used to.
a while ago advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (short time in the past)vor Kurzem Rdw
 A while ago I went on vacation to Cancun.
a whole new ball game,
a brand new ball game
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
US, informal, figurative (changed situation)völlig neue Lage, völlig neue Situation Rdw
 That puts matters in a different light. It's a brand new ball game now.
a world of [sth] nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (a great amount of [sth])Welten Npl
 There is a world of difference between their politics.
 Es liegen Welten zwischen ihren politischen Auffassungen.
A-1,
A1,
A-one
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
informal (excellent, top quality) (informell)1A Adj
  spitzenklasse Adj
  ausgezeichnet Adj
  hervorragend Adj
 The customer service at the store is A-1 quality.
A-bomb nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. abbreviation (atomic bomb)Atombombe Nf
  A-Bombe Nf
 The U.S. detonated the first A-bomb near Alamogordo, New Mexico.
A-line adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (garment: wider at hem)ausgestellt V Part Perf
  Trapez- Präf
  trapezförmig geschnitten Adj + V Part Perf
  A-Linien- Präf
A-side nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (main side of a pop single)A-Seite Nf
  Seite A Nf
 The record company decided that the song should be the A-side of the band's first single.
a.k.a.,
aka,
A.K.A.,
AKA.
preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
initialism (also known as)alias Adv
  auch genannt Adv + V Part Perf
 William H. Bonney, a.k.a. Billy the Kid, was a 19th-century American outlaw.
a/c,
A/C,
AC
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
abbreviation (air conditioning)Klimaanlage Nf
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a [eı; ə], vor vokalischem Anlaut an [æn; ən]
  • 1. ein, eine (unbestimmter Artikel): a woman; manchmal vor pl:
    a barracks eine Kaserne;
    a bare five minutes knappe fünf Minuten

  • 2. der-, die-, dasselbe:
    two of a kind zwei (von jeder Art)

  • 3. per, pro, je:
    twice a week zweimal wöchentlich oder in der Woche;
    fifty pence a dozen fünfzig Pence pro oder das Dutzend

  • 4. einzig:
    at a blow auf einen Schlag
A, a [eı]
  • I s
    • 1. A n, a n (Buchstabe, MUS Note):
      from A to Z von A bis Z

    • 2.
      A SCHULE US Eins f (Note)

  • II adj
    • 1.
      A erst

    • 2.
      A US ausgezeichnet
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