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1       prep   +dat  
a      (räumlich, wo?)    at  
(=an etw dran)  
on  
am Haus/Bahnhof      at the house/station  
an dieser Schule      at this school  
an der Wand stehen      to stand by the wall  
am Fenster sitzen      to sit at or by the window  
am Tatort      at the scene of the crime  
an der Tür/Wand      on the door/wall  
an der Donau/Autobahn/am Ufer/am Rhein      by or   (direkt an gelegen)   on the Danube/motorway/bank/Rhine  
Frankfurt an der Oder      Frankfurt on (the) Oder  
an etw hängen        (lit)   to hang from or on sth  
zu nahe an etw stehen      to be too near to sth  
etw an etw festmachen      to fasten sth to sth  
jdn an der Hand nehmen      to take sb by the hand  
oben am Berg      up the mountain  
unten am Fluss      down by the river  
sie wohnen Tür an Tür      they live next door to one another, they are next-door neighbours   (Brit)  or neighbors   (US)     
Haus an Haus      one house after the other  
Laden an Laden      one shop after the other  
an etw vorbeigehen      to go past sth, to pass sth  
    am  
    Bord  
    Land etc  
b      (zeitlich)    on  
an diesem Abend      (on) that evening  
am Tag zuvor      the day before, the previous day  
an dem Abend, als ich ...      the evening I ...  
an Ostern/Weihnachten      dial   at Easter/Christmas  
    am  
c      (fig)   siehe auch Substantive, Adjektive, Verben  
jung an Jahren sein      to be young in years  
fünf an der Zahl      five in number  
jdn an etw erkennen      to recognize sb by sth  
der Mangel/das Angebot an Waren      the lack/choice of goods  
an etw arbeiten/schreiben/kauen      to be working on/writing/chewing sth  
an etw sterben/leiden      to die of/suffer from sth  
was haben Sie an Weinen da?      what wines do you have?  
unübertroffen an Qualität      unsurpassed in quality  
an etw schuld sein      to be to blame for sth  
an der ganzen Sache ist nichts      there is nothing in it  
es an der Leber etc haben      inf   to have trouble with one's liver etc, to have liver etc trouble  
was findet sie an dem Mann?      what does she see in that man?  
es ist an dem      (=es stimmt)   that's right  
sie hat etwas an sich, das ...      there is something about her that ...  
es ist an ihm, etwas zu tun      geh   it's up to him to do something  
2       prep   +acc  
a      (räumlich, wohin?)    to  
(=gegen)  
on, against  
etw an die Wand/Tafel schreiben      to write sth on the wall/blackboard  
die Zweige reichten (bis) an den Boden/mein Fenster      the branches reached down to the ground/up to my window  
etw an etw hängen      to hang sth on sth  
er ging ans Fenster      he went (over) to the window  
An den Vorsitzenden ...        (bei Anschrift)    The Chairman ...  
ans Telefon gehen      to answer the phone  
    bis  
    Bord  
    Land  
b      (zeitlich, woran?)    an die Zukunft/Vergangenheit denken      to think of the future/past  
bis an mein Lebensende      to the end of my days  
c      (fig)   siehe auch Substantive, Adjektive, Verben  
an die Arbeit gehen      to get down to work  
an jdn/etw glauben      to believe in sb/sth  
ich habe eine Bitte/Frage an Sie      I have a request to make of you/question to ask you  
an (und für) sich      actually  
eine an (und für) sich gute Idee      actually quite a good idea, as such quite a good idea  
wie war es? -- an (und für) sich ganz schön      how was it? -- on the whole it was quite nice  
    ab  
3       adv  
a    (=ungefähr)   about  
an (die) hundert      about a hundred  
b      (Ankunftszeit)    Frankfurt an: 18.30 Uhr      arriving Frankfurt 18.30  
c    von diesem Ort an      from here onwards  
von diesem Tag an      from this day on(wards)  
von heute an      from today onwards  
d    inf   (=angeschaltet, angezogen)   on  
Licht an!      lights on!  
ohne etwas an      with nothing on, without anything on  
    an sein  
Translation German - English Collins Dictionary  
an sich exp.
actually
an und für sich

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Collaborative Dictionary     German-English
exp.
aboard {or} on board
an Bord eines Schiffes/der Bremen = aboard {or} on board a ship/the Bremen
exp.
lights on!
exp.
about a hundred
an die hundert
exp.
one house after the other
exp.
to be working on sth ; to be building sth
exp.
to hang from {or} on sth
[Lit.]
exp.
one shop after the other
exp.
face to face
exp.
to make sth ; to work on sth ; to build {or} make sth ; to mess around with sth ; to tinker with sth
exp.
on the door/wall
exp.
(on) that evening
exp.
to take sth up
exp.
to make no impression on sb ; to bounce off sb
[Fig.]
exp.
low in vitamins
exp.
at this school
exp.
to follow sth
exp.
to go past sth ; to pass sth
exp.
to all concerned
exp.
to lose credit {or} standing
exp.
at Easter/Christmas
exp.
to die of/suffer from sth
exp.
to be (pretty) stuck on oneself ; to really fancy oneself
exp.
unsurpassed in quality
exp.
to gain/lose support
exp.
to be working on/writing/chewing sth
exp.
from today onwards
exp.
it turns you on
exp.
with nothing on ; without anything on
exp.
(right) from the beginning {or} start
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'an' also found in translations in English-German dictionary
exp.
(an)grenzen an
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