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English translation of 'Für'

Für

[ˈfyːɐ ]
neuter noun
das Für und Wider the pros and cons pl

für

[fyːɐ ]
preposition + accusative
1.  for
für was ist denn dieses Werkzeug? (informal) what is this tool (used) for?
kann ich sonst noch etwas für Sie tun? will there be anything else?
für mich for me; (meiner Ansicht nach) in my opinion or view
für zwei arbeiten (figurative) to do the work of two people
für einen Deutschen ... for a German ...
fürs Erste for the moment
fürs nächste Mal next time
2.  (Zustimmung) forin favour (Brit) or favor (US) of
sich für etw entscheiden to decide in favo(u)r of sth
was Sie da sagen, hat etwas für sich there’s something in what you’re saying
er hat was für sich he’s not a bad person
das hat was für sich it’s not a bad thing
3.  (Gegenleistung) (in exchange) for
das hat er für zehn Pfund gekauft he bought it for ten pounds
4.  (Ersatz) forinstead of
für jdn einspringen to stand in for sb
5.  (Aufeinanderfolge)
Tag für Tag day after day
Schritt für Schritt step by step
6.  (in Verbindung mit vb, adj siehe auch dort)
etw für sich behalten to keep sth to oneself
für etw bekannt sein to be famous or known for sth
ich halte sie für intelligent I think she is intelligent
7. 
was für See  was

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'Für' in Other Languages

British English: for /fɔː; fə/ PREPOSITION
intended for If something is for someone, they will have it or use it.
These flowers are for you.
  • American English: for
  • Arabic: لأَجْل
  • Brazilian Portuguese: para
  • Chinese: 为了
  • Croatian: za
  • Czech: pro
  • Danish: til
  • Dutch: voor
  • European Spanish: para
  • Finnish: varten
  • French: pour
  • German: für
  • Greek: για
  • Italian: per
  • Japanese: ・・・のために 関係
  • Korean: ...을 위하여
  • Norwegian: for
  • Polish: dla
  • European Portuguese: para
  • Romanian: pentru
  • Russian: для
  • Latin American Spanish: para
  • Swedish: för
  • Thai: เพื่อ
  • Turkish: için
  • Ukrainian: для
  • Vietnamese: cho
British English: for /fɔː; fə/ PREPOSITION
to help someone If someone does something for you, they do it so that you do not have to do it.
I held the door open for the next person.
  • American English: for
  • Arabic: لِ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: para
  • Chinese: 为了…
  • Croatian: za
  • Czech: místo
  • Danish: for
  • Dutch: voor
  • European Spanish: por
  • Finnish: jollekin
  • French: pourà l'attention de
  • German: für
  • Greek: για
  • Italian: per
  • Japanese: ・・・のために
  • Korean: ~을 위해
  • Norwegian: for
  • Polish: dla
  • European Portuguese: para
  • Romanian: pentru
  • Russian: для
  • Latin American Spanish: para
  • Swedish: åt
  • Thai: เพื่อ ให้แก่
  • Turkish: için
  • Ukrainian: для
  • Vietnamese: dành cho

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Translation of Für from the Collins German to English
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