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German - English (British) translations for "durch"

"durch" German translation




The German preposition durch is typically translated to the English word 'through'. It indicates movement or passage through a space, object, or time period.

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Meaning: Spatial movement through a physical object or space

Ich gehe durch die Tür.

I am going through the door.

Meaning: Means of achieving something

Wir haben das Projekt durch harte Arbeit abgeschlossen.

We completed the project through hard work.

Meaning: Time period during which something happens

Ich arbeite von Montag durch Freitag.

I work from Monday through Friday.

Meaning: Reason or cause for something

Er ist durch seine Arbeit müde geworden.

He has become tired through his work.

Meaning: Agent performing an action

Das Fenster wurde durch den Sturm zerbrochen.

The window was broken by the storm.


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A1: Ich gehe durch die Tür.

I go through the door.

A1: Der Ball geht durch das Fenster.

The ball goes through the window.

A2: Wir fahren durch den Tunnel.

We drive through the tunnel.

B1: Ich bin durch den Wald spaziert.

I walked through the forest.

B1: Er hat das Spiel durch seine Leistung gewonnen.

He won the game through his performance.

B2: Sie wird in einer Stunde durch sein mit der Arbeit.

She will be done with work in an hour.

C1: Durch jahrelange Erfahrung hat er viel gelernt.

Through years of experience, he has learned a lot.

C1: Das Problem wurde durch eine neue Methode gelöst.

The problem was solved through a new method.

C2: Durch seine hervorragende Arbeit wurde er befördert.

He was promoted through his excellent work.

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Durch is a versatile preposition that can be used in a variety of contexts. One common usage is to indicate physical movement through a space. For example, 'Ich gehe durch den Park' means 'I am walking through the park'. Durch can also be used to describe passage through an object, such as 'Das Licht scheint durch das Fenster' ('The light shines through the window').

In addition to indicating physical passage, durch can also be used to describe passage through time. For example, 'Wir haben durch die Nacht gearbeitet' means 'We worked through the night'. Additionally, durch can be used in idiomatic expressions, such as 'durch dick und dünn gehen', which means 'to stick together through thick and thin'.

It's worth noting that durch is often used in combination with other prepositions to convey more specific meanings. For example, 'durch aus' means 'completely', while 'durch mit' means 'done with'. As with any language, mastering the nuances of durch takes practice and exposure to various contexts.

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