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German - English (British) translations for "bis"

"bis" German translation




Bis is a German adverb that means 'until' or 'up to'. It indicates the endpoint of an action or event.

Part of speech



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Meaning: until

Ich bleibe bis morgen.

I'm staying until tomorrow.

Meaning: up to

Du kannst bis zu zehn Personen einladen.

You can invite up to ten people.

Meaning: by

Ich komme bis acht Uhr.

I'll come by eight o'clock.

Meaning: as far as

Er geht bis zur nächsten Kreuzung.

He walks as far as the next intersection.

Meaning: till

Die Geschäfte sind bis 20 Uhr geöffnet.

The shops are open till 8 p.m.


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A1: Ich bleibe bis morgen.

A1: I am staying until tomorrow.

A1: Er wartet bis zum Abendessen.

A1: He is waiting until dinner.

A1: Sie arbeitet bis sechs Uhr.

A1: She works until six o'clock.

B1: Ich habe bis gestern gewartet.

B1: I waited until yesterday.

B1: Wir werden bis nächste Woche bleiben.

B1: We will stay until next week.

B1: Er war schon weg, als ich bis zur Tür kam.

B1: He was already gone when I got to the door.

C1: Bislang haben wir noch keine Antwort erhalten.

C1: So far we have not received an answer.

C1: Die Veranstaltung dauerte bis in die Nacht hinein.

C1: The event lasted into the night.

C1: Bis auf weiteres bleibt das Büro geschlossen.

C1: The office will remain closed until further notice.

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Bis is a common adverb in German and is used to indicate the endpoint of an action or event. It can be translated as 'until' or 'up to'. For example, 'Ich arbeite bis sechs Uhr' means 'I work until six o'clock'.

Bis can also be used in combination with other words to give more specific meanings. For instance, 'bis bald' means 'see you soon', while 'bis jetzt' means 'until now'. In some cases, bis can be used to express a limit or boundary, such as in the phrase 'bis hierhin und nicht weiter', which means 'this far and no further'.

It's important to note that bis is often used with the accusative case in German. This means that the noun following bis will take on a different form than it would in the nominative case. For example, 'Ich warte bis den Bus' uses the accusative form of 'Bus' ('den Bus') rather than the nominative form ('der Bus').

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