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"wiederum" German translation




Wiederum is a German adverb that means 'on the other hand' or 'in turn'. It is used to introduce a contrasting idea or to indicate a shift in focus.

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Meaning: again

Er hat wiederum versprochen, pünktlich zu sein.

He has promised to be on time again.

Meaning: on the other hand

Sie ist sehr intelligent. Wiederum fehlt es ihr an Erfahrung.

She is very intelligent. On the other hand, she lacks experience.

Meaning: in turn

Die Gäste wurden wiederum von den Gastgebern begrüßt.

The guests were greeted in turn by the hosts.


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A1: Ich habe wiederum meine Hausaufgaben vergessen.

A1: I forgot my homework again.

A1: Er hat wiederum den Bus verpasst.

A1: He missed the bus again.

A1: Sie hat wiederum ihre Schlüssel verloren.

A1: She lost her keys again.

B1: Wiederum haben sie sich gestritten, aber dieses Mal war es schlimmer.

B1: They argued again, but this time it was worse.

B1: Das Buch wurde wiederum von vielen Menschen gelesen und geliebt.

B1: The book was read and loved by many people again.

B1: Die Firma hat wiederum einen Gewinn erzielt.

B1: The company made a profit again.

C1: Wiederum hatte er versucht, die Aufgabe zu lösen, jedoch ohne Erfolg.

C1: Once again, he had tried to solve the task, but without success.

C1: Der Politiker wurde wiederum für seine kontroversen Aussagen kritisiert.

C1: The politician was criticized once again for his controversial statements.

C1: Wiederum wird deutlich, dass Bildung der Schlüssel zum Erfolg ist.

C1: Once again, it becomes clear that education is the key to success.

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Wiederum is a versatile word that can be used in a variety of contexts. One common usage is to introduce a contrasting idea. For example, 'Ich mag den Film nicht, wiederum finde ich die Musik sehr gut.' (I don't like the movie, on the other hand I really like the music.) Here, wiederum is used to indicate a shift in opinion from negative to positive.

Another way wiederum is used is to show a sequence of events. For instance, 'Erst musste ich arbeiten, wiederum konnte ich danach endlich entspannen.' (First I had to work, in turn I was finally able to relax.) In this case, wiederum indicates that one event follows another in a logical sequence.

It's important to note that wiederum is not always interchangeable with other words that mean 'on the other hand', such as jedoch or andererseits. Wiederum often implies a more direct contrast and emphasizes the relationship between two ideas.

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