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"Gegenteil" German translation





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Meaning: opposite

Schwarz ist das Gegenteil von Weiß.

Black is the opposite of white.

Meaning: contrary

Seine Meinung steht im Gegenteil zu meiner.

His opinion is contrary to mine.

Meaning: reverse

Bitte drücken Sie die Taste, um den Vorgang rückgängig zu machen.

Please press the button to reverse the process.

Meaning: antithesis

Die Liebe ist das Gegenteil des Hasses.

Love is the antithesis of hate.

Meaning: counterpart

Mein Kollege in der anderen Abteilung ist mein Gegenteil.

My colleague in the other department is my counterpart.


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A1: Das Gegenteil von heiß ist kalt.

The opposite of hot is cold.

A1: Ich mag Pizza, aber mein Bruder mag das Gegenteil.

I like pizza, but my brother likes the opposite.

A1: Der Tag hat 24 Stunden, die Nacht das Gegenteil.

The day has 24 hours, the night has the opposite.

B1: Die Liebe und der Hass sind Gegenteile.

Love and hate are opposites.

B1: Sie hat das Gegenteil von dem gesagt, was sie wirklich meinte.

She said the opposite of what she really meant.

B1: Seine Handlungen stehen im Gegensatz zu seinen Worten.

His actions are in contrast to his words.

C1: Die beiden Parteien haben gegenteilige Ansichten über den Klimawandel.

The two parties have opposing views on climate change.

C1: Die Schülerin vertritt das Gegenteil der Lehrerin in der Debatte.

The student represents the opposite of the teacher in the debate.

C1: Die Ergebnisse der Studie widersprechen dem Gegenteil der bisherigen Annahmen.

The results of the study contradict the opposite of previous assumptions.

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The German noun 'Gegenteil' translates to 'opposite' in English. It is used to describe something that is completely different or contrary to another thing.

In everyday conversations, 'Gegenteil' can be used to express contrasting ideas or concepts. For example, if someone says 'heiß', meaning 'hot', the Gegenteil of that would be 'kalt', meaning 'cold'.

'Gegenteil' can also be used in a philosophical or abstract sense to refer to opposing forces or ideas. It is often used in discussions about duality and polarity.

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