See also: Gerade


Alternative formsEdit

  • grad (colloquial, only for the adverb)


  • IPA(key): /ɡəˈraːdə/ (standard)
  • IPA(key): /ˈɡraːdə/ (more commonly)
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aːdə

Etymology 1Edit

From Old High German girat.


gerade (not comparable)

  1. (of a number) even
    Zahlen, die durch zwei teilbar sind, heißen gerade Zahlen.
    Numbers divisible by two are called even numbers.



  1. now, at the moment
    Ich bin gerade in der Küche.
    I'm in the kitchen right now.
  2. just, a short while ago
    Ich war gerade in der Küche.
    I was just in the kitchen.
  3. just, only, not more than
    Ich habe gerade mal fünf Euro.
    I only have five euro.
  4. exactly
    Das ist gerade das Problem.
    That exactly is the problem.
  5. expresses the continuous aspect
    Ich sehe mir das gerade an.
    I am watching that.

Etymology 2Edit

From Old High German rado (adverb).


gerade (comparative gerader, superlative am geradesten)

  1. straight
    eine gerade Straße
    a straight street [i.e., one without any turns]
Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • gerade” in Duden online
  • gerade” in Duden online
  • gerade” in Duden online
  • gerade” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache