übertragen

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German übertragen, at least in part a calque of Latin transferre. Analysable as über- (over) +‎ tragen (to carry). Compare Dutch overdragen, English carry over.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˌyːbərˈtraːɡən/, [ˌʔyːbɐˈtʁaːɡŋ̍], [-ɡən]
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  • Hyphenation: über‧tra‧gen

VerbEdit

übertragen (class 6 strong, third-person singular simple present überträgt, past tense übertrug, past participle übertragen, past subjunctive übertrüge, auxiliary haben)

  1. to transfer, transmit
  2. to translate
  3. to broadcast, televise
  4. to hand over something to somebody, entrust somebody with something, confer a right on somebody
  5. (medicine) to have a post-term birth
  6. (reflexive) to be passed on to somebody (disease, illness)
  7. (reflexive, figuratively) to communicate itself to somebody (enthusiasm, nervousness, etc.)

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AdjectiveEdit

übertragen (not comparable)

  1. figurative

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