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Alternative formsEdit

  • grad (colloquial, only for the adverb)


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

Etymology 1Edit

From Old High German girat


gerade (not comparable)

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


gerade (comparative -)

  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've just been in the kitchen.
  3. just, only, not more than
    Ich habe gerade mal fünf Euro.
    All I have is five euro.
  4. exactly
    Das ist gerade das Problem.
    That exactly is the problem.
  5. (Germany except Ruhr, Rheinland and Westphalia) Expresses the continuous aspect.
    Ich schaue das gerade. v. Ich schaue das.
    I am watching that. v. I watch that.

Etymology 2Edit

From Old High German rado (adverb)


gerade (comparative gerader, superlative am geradesten)

  1. straight
    eine gerade Straße
    a straight street (without any turns)
Derived termsEdit