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"einmal" German translation




The German adverb 'einmal' means 'once' or 'one time'. It is used to indicate that something happened or will happen only one time.

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Meaning: once

Ich war schon einmal in Berlin.

I have been to Berlin once.

Meaning: at some point

Er wird es schon einmal schaffen.

He will manage it at some point.

Meaning: for a moment

Kannst du bitte einmal auf meine Tasche aufpassen?

Can you please watch my bag for a moment?

Meaning: suddenly

Plötzlich war er einfach einmal weg.

Suddenly he was just gone.

Meaning: in one go

Ich habe das Buch einmal durchgelesen.

I read the book in one go.


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A1: Ich gehe einmal pro Woche einkaufen.

A1: I go shopping once a week.

A1: Kannst du mir einmal helfen?

A1: Can you help me once?

A1: Er hat das schon einmal gemacht.

A1: He has done that once already.

B1: Ich war einmal in Berlin und habe dort ein Musical gesehen.

B1: I was once in Berlin and saw a musical there.

B1: Sie hat mir einmal von ihren Reisen erzählt.

B1: She told me about her travels once.

B1: Wir haben uns einmal im Monat getroffen, um Deutsch zu üben.

B1: We met once a month to practice German.

C1: Als ich jung war, bin ich einmal alleine um die Welt gereist.

C1: When I was young, I traveled around the world once by myself.

C1: Die Lehrerin hat den Schülern einmal erklärt, wie man den Satz richtig bildet.

C1: The teacher explained to the students once how to form the sentence correctly.

C1: Nachdem sie sich gestritten hatten, trafen sie sich noch einmal, um Frieden zu schließen.

C1: After they had argued, they met again to make peace.

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In German, the adverb 'einmal' is commonly used to express the idea of doing something just once. For example, 'Ich werde das nur einmal machen' means 'I will do this only once'.

Additionally, 'einmal' can be used in a temporal sense to refer to a specific point in time. For instance, 'Ich habe ihn einmal getroffen' translates to 'I met him once'.

It's worth noting that 'einmal' can also be used as a conjunction, meaning 'as soon as' or 'once'. An example of this usage would be 'Einmal ich meine Hausaufgaben gemacht habe, werde ich ins Kino gehen', which means 'Once I have finished my homework, I will go to the cinema.'

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