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German - English (British) translations for "dir"

"dir" German translation



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Meaning: to you (dative case)

Ich schreibe dir einen Brief.

I am writing a letter to you.

Meaning: for you (dative case)

Ich kaufe dir ein Geschenk.

I am buying a gift for you.

Meaning: to yourself (reflexive pronoun)

Du solltest dir Zeit nehmen.

You should take some time for yourself.

Meaning: from you (dative case)

Kannst du mir das Buch leihen? Ich habe es von dir gehört.

Can you lend me the book? I heard about it from you.

Meaning: with you (dative case)

Kommst du mit mir ins Kino?

Are you coming to the cinema with me?


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A1: Ich gebe dir den Stift.

A1: I give you the pen.

A1: Kannst du mir bitte helfen?

A1: Can you help me, please?

A1: Ich schreibe dir einen Brief.

A1: I write you a letter.

B1: Ich habe dir gestern eine E-Mail geschickt.

B1: I sent you an email yesterday.

B1: Du solltest dir mehr Zeit nehmen.

B1: You should take more time for yourself.

B2: Ich werde dir das Buch später geben.

B2: I will give you the book later.

C1: Wenn du möchtest, kann ich dir beim Umzug helfen.

C1: If you want, I can help you with the move.

C1: Es ist wichtig, dass du dir genug Ruhe gönnst.

C1: It is important that you allow yourself enough rest.

C2: Du hättest dir die Mühe machen sollen, es selbst zu erledigen.

C2: You should have made the effort to do it yourself.

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The word 'dir' is a German pronoun that translates to 'you' in English. It is the second person singular form of the pronoun 'du'.

In German, 'dir' is used when addressing someone informally or familiarly. It is used to refer to one person directly and can be translated as 'to you'.

For example, in the sentence 'Ich gebe dir das Buch' (I give you the book), 'dir' indicates that the action of giving is directed towards the person being addressed.

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