ziemlich

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German zimilīh (befitting) or possibly directly from ziemen +‎ -lich.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈtsiːmlɪç/ (standard)
  • IPA(key): /ˈtsɪm(l)ɪç/ (regional variant, including western Germany)
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AdverbEdit

ziemlich

  1. pretty, quite, rather, fairly, kind of
    Synonym: ganz
    Das Lied ist ziemlich gut.That song is pretty good.
  2. pretty much, quite a bit
    Synonym: ganz schön
    Er hat ziemlich rumgeschrien.He yelled quite a bit.

Further readingEdit

  • ziemlich” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • ziemlich” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon