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German - English (British) translations for "genau"

"genau" German translation





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Meaning: exactly

Das ist genau das, was ich gesucht habe.

That is exactly what I was looking for.

Meaning: precisely

Er hat die Aufgabe genau erledigt.

He completed the task precisely.

Meaning: just

Ich bin genau rechtzeitig angekommen.

I arrived just in time.

Meaning: accurately

Sie konnte die Frage genau beantworten.

She could answer the question accurately.

Meaning: carefully

Bitte lies den Text genau durch.

Please read the text carefully.


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A1: Ich habe genau fünf Äpfel gekauft.

A1: I bought exactly five apples.

A1: Er kommt genau um 8 Uhr nach Hause.

A1: He comes home exactly at 8 o'clock.

A1: Wir müssen uns genau an die Regeln halten.

A1: We have to stick exactly to the rules.

B1: Ich weiß genau, was du meinst.

B1: I know exactly what you mean.

B1: Sie hat mir genau erklärt, wie es funktioniert.

B1: She explained to me exactly how it works.

B1: Du musst dich genau konzentrieren, um den Test zu bestehen.

B1: You have to concentrate precisely in order to pass the test.

C1: Genau in diesem Moment kam der Anruf.

C1: Exactly at that moment, the call came.

C1: Das ist genau das Problem, über das wir sprechen müssen.

C1: That is precisely the problem we need to discuss.

C1: Er hat die Aufgabe genau nach den Vorgaben erledigt.

C1: He completed the task exactly according to the specifications.

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The German adverb 'genau' means 'exactly' in English. It is used to indicate precision or accuracy in describing something.

In everyday conversation, 'genau' is commonly used to confirm or agree with a statement. For example, if someone says 'Das ist richtig' (That is correct), you can respond with 'Genau!' (Exactly!).

'Genau' can also be used to emphasize that something is precise or accurate. For instance, if you want to specify a particular time, you can say 'Ich komme um 8 Uhr genau' (I will come at exactly 8 o'clock).

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