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German - English (British) translations for "eher"

"eher" German translation




rather, more likely

Part of speech



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Meaning: rather

Ich gehe eher ins Kino als ins Theater.

I would rather go to the cinema than to the theater.

Meaning: earlier

Kommst du eher nach Hause?

Are you coming home earlier?

Meaning: more likely

Es ist eher unwahrscheinlich, dass er gewinnt.

It is more likely that he won't win.

Meaning: preferably

Ich esse eher Gemüse als Fleisch.

I prefer to eat vegetables rather than meat.

Meaning: sooner

Wir sollten das Problem eher lösen.

We should solve the problem sooner.


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A1: Ich gehe eher ins Kino als ins Theater.

A1: I prefer going to the cinema rather than the theater.

A1: Er ist eher schüchtern als extrovertiert.

A1: He is rather shy than extroverted.

A1: Sie kommt eher selten zu Besuch.

A1: She visits rather seldom.

B1: Ich habe eher Lust auf Pizza als auf Pasta.

B1: I feel more like having pizza than pasta.

B1: Er hat das Buch eher schnell als langsam gelesen.

B1: He read the book rather quickly than slowly.

B1: Wir werden eher morgen als heute ankommen.

B1: We will arrive more likely tomorrow than today.

C1: Es wäre besser gewesen, wenn er sich eher entschieden hätte.

C1: It would have been better if he had decided earlier.

C1: Die Veranstaltung war eher enttäuschend als beeindruckend.

C1: The event was rather disappointing than impressive.

C1: Das Problem wird eher komplexer als einfacher sein.

C1: The problem will be rather more complex than simple.

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The German adverb 'eher' is used to express a sense of preference or likelihood. It can be translated into English as 'rather' or 'more likely'.

When used in a sentence, 'eher' indicates that something is more inclined towards a particular outcome or characteristic. It suggests a higher probability or tendency towards a certain situation or choice.

For example, if someone says 'Ich gehe eher ins Kino' (I would rather go to the cinema), it implies that they have a preference for going to the cinema over other options.

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