Tuchfühlung

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Tuch (cloth) +‎ fühlen (to feel, to touch) +‎ -ung, literally a contact close enough to touch someone´s clothes.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈtuːxˌfyːlʊŋ/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Tuch‧füh‧lung

NounEdit

Tuchfühlung f (genitive Tuchfühlung, plural Tuchfühlungen)

  1. (figuratively) close contact

Usage notesEdit

  • Used especially in the expressions (mit jemandem) auf Tuchfühlung gehen ("to establish contact with someone (tentatively)") or sitzen ("to sit very close to someone") and auf Tuchfühlung sein or bleiben ("to be/stay in contact").

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