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English translation of 'Weg'

Weg

[veːk ]
masculine nounWord forms: Weg(e)s genitive , Wege [-ɡə] plural
1. 
(Pfad) (figurative) path
(Straße) road
am Wege by the wayside
jdm in den Weg treten, jdm den Weg versperren or verstellen to block sb’s way
jdm/einer Sache im Weg stehen (figurative) to stand in the way of sb/sth
sich selbst im Weg stehen (figurative) to be one’s own worst enemy
jdm Hindernisse or Steine in den Weg legen (figurative) to put obstructions in sb’s way
den Weg des geringsten Widerstandes gehen to follow the line of least resistance
▪ proverb: der Weg zur Hölle ist mit guten Vorsätzen gepflastert the road to Hell is paved with good intentions
2.  (literal, figurative)
(Route) way
(Entfernung) distance
(Reise) journey
(zu Fuß) walk
(Bildungsweg) road
(Methode) method
ich muss diesen Weg jeden Tag zweimal gehen/fahren I have to walk/drive this stretch twice a day
auf dem Weg nach London/zur Arbeit on the way to London/work
sich auf den Weg machen to set off
6 km Weg 6 kms away
mein erster Weg war zur Bank the first thing I did was go to the bank
den falschen/richtigen Weg einschlagen to follow the wrong/right path or (fig) avenue
jdm etw mit auf den Weg geben (literal) to give sb sth to take with him/her etc
jdm einen guten Rat mit auf den Weg geben to give sb good advice to follow in life
jdm/einer Sache aus dem Weg gehen (literal) to get out of sb’s way/the way of sth; (figurative) to avoid sb/sth
jdm über den Weg laufen (figurative) to run into sb
seinen Weg (im Leben/Beruf) machen (figurative) to make one’s way in life/one’s career
etw in die Wege leiten to arrange sth
jdm/sich den Weg verbauen to ruin sb’s/one’s chances (für of)
auf dem besten Weg sein, etw zu tun to be well on the way to doing sth
auf welchem Weg kommt man am schnellsten zu Geld? what’s the fastest way of making money?
auf welchem Weg sind Sie zu erreichen? how can I get in touch with you?
auf diesem Wege this way
auf diplomatischem Wege through diplomatic channels
auf gesetzlichem or legalem Wege legally
zu Wege
= zuwege
3.  (informal) (Besorgung) errand

weg

[vɛk ]
adverb
(fort)
weg sein (fortgegangen, abgefahren, verschwunden) to have gone; (nicht hier, entfernt) to be away; (informal) (geistesabwesend) to be not quite with it (inf); (begeistert) to be bowled over (von by)
von zu Hause weg sein to be away from home; [erwachsene Kinder] to have left home
über etw accusative weg sein (informal) to have got over sth
über den Tisch weg across the table
über meinen Kopf weg over my head
weit weg von hier far (away) from here
weg mit euch! away with you!
nichts wie or nur weg von hier! let’s scram (inf)
weg da! (get) out of the way!
weg damit! (mit Schere etc) put it away!
immer weg damit throw it all out
weg mit den alten Traditionen! away with these old traditions!
Hände weg! hands off!

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'Weg' in Other Languages

British English: away /əˈweɪ/ ADVERB
in distance If someone moves away from a place, they move so that they are not there anymore.
He walked away from the house.
  • American English: away
  • Arabic: بَعِيداً
  • Brazilian Portuguese: afastar
  • Chinese: 在远处
  • Croatian: dalje
  • Czech: pryč
  • Danish: væk
  • Dutch: weg
  • European Spanish: fuera
  • Finnish: pois
  • French: loin
  • German: weg
  • Greek: μακριά
  • Italian: via
  • Japanese: 離れて
  • Korean: 떨어져
  • Norwegian: bort
  • Polish: daleko
  • European Portuguese: longe
  • Romanian: departe
  • Russian: прочь
  • Latin American Spanish: fuera lejos
  • Swedish: borta
  • Thai: ไปที่อื่น
  • Turkish: uzakta
  • Ukrainian: геть
  • Vietnamese: ra xa
British English: gone /ɡɒn/ ADJECTIVE
Someone or something that is gone is no longer present or no longer exists.
He was gone for about half an hour.
  • American English: gone
  • Arabic: رَاحِل
  • Brazilian Portuguese: ausente
  • Chinese: 离去的
  • Croatian: otišao
  • Czech: pryč
  • Danish: væk
  • Dutch: verdwenen
  • European Spanish: desaparecido muerto
  • Finnish: mennyt
  • French: parti
  • German: weg
  • Greek: χαμένος
  • Italian: andato
  • Japanese: いなくなって
  • Korean: 사라진
  • Norwegian: borte
  • Polish: miniony
  • European Portuguese: ausente
  • Romanian: plecat
  • Russian: отсутствующий
  • Latin American Spanish: desaparecido
  • Swedish: försvunnen
  • Thai: จากไป
  • Turkish: geçmiş
  • Ukrainian: зниклий
  • Vietnamese: qua đời, mất đi
British English: away /əˈweɪ/ ADVERB
put If you put something away, you put it where it should be.
Put your books away before you go.
  • American English: away
  • Arabic: في مَكَانِهِ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: arrumar
  • Chinese: 在适当的地方
  • Croatian: pospremiti
  • Czech: pryč
  • Danish: væk
  • Dutch: weg
  • European Spanish: en su sitio
  • Finnish: pois
  • French: ranger
  • German: weg
  • Greek: μακριά
  • Italian: a posto
  • Japanese: しまって
  • Korean: 다른 데(로)
  • Norwegian: vekk
  • Polish: nie tłumaczy się na język polski (tworzy angielski czasownik frazowy oznaczający oddalanie się czegoś)
  • European Portuguese: arrumar
  • Romanian: la loc
  • Russian: отсюда
  • Latin American Spanish: poner en orden
  • Swedish: undan
  • Thai: ในที่อื่น
  • Turkish: kaldırmak
  • Ukrainian: віддалік
  • Vietnamese: chỗ khác
British English: lane /leɪn/ NOUN
A lane is a type of road, especially in the country.
...a quiet country lane.
  • American English: lane
  • Arabic: زُقَاقٌ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: vereda
  • Chinese: 小路
  • Croatian: put
  • Czech: silnice venkovská
  • Danish: bane
  • Dutch: landweggetje
  • European Spanish: carril
  • Finnish: kuja
  • French: chemin
  • German: Weg
  • Greek: πάροδος
  • Italian: corsia
  • Japanese: 小道
  • Korean: 좁은 길
  • Norwegian: smal vei
  • Polish: ścieżka
  • European Portuguese: ruela
  • Romanian: alee
  • Russian: переулок
  • Latin American Spanish: carril
  • Swedish: smal väg
  • Thai: ตรอก
  • Turkish: dar yol
  • Ukrainian: стежка
  • Vietnamese: làn đường
British English: way /weɪ/ NOUN
manner A way of doing something is how you do it.
This is the way to throw the ball.
  • American English: way
  • Arabic: سَبِيل
  • Brazilian Portuguese: maneira
  • Chinese: 方法
  • Croatian: način
  • Czech: způsob
  • Danish: vej
  • Dutch: manier
  • European Spanish: camino
  • Finnish: tapa tyyli, keino
  • French: façon
  • German: Weg
  • Greek: τρόπος
  • Italian: strada
  • Japanese: 方法
  • Korean: 방법
  • Norwegian: måte
  • Polish: droga
  • European Portuguese: maneira
  • Romanian: mod
  • Russian: путь
  • Latin American Spanish: camino
  • Swedish: väg
  • Thai: วิธีหรือแนวทาง
  • Turkish: yol
  • Ukrainian: спосіб
  • Vietnamese: cách thức
British English: way /weɪ/ NOUN
route The way to a place is how you get there.
We're going the wrong way!
  • American English: way
  • Arabic: اِتِّـجَاه
  • Brazilian Portuguese: caminho
  • Chinese:
  • Croatian: put
  • Czech: cestatrasa
  • Danish: vej
  • Dutch: richting
  • European Spanish: camino
  • Finnish: suunta
  • French: cheminitinéraire
  • German: Weg
  • Greek: κατεύθυνση
  • Italian: sbagliato
  • Japanese:
  • Korean:
  • Norwegian: vei
  • Polish: droga
  • European Portuguese: caminho
  • Romanian: cale
  • Russian: путь
  • Latin American Spanish: camino
  • Swedish: väg
  • Thai: ทาง
  • Turkish: yol
  • Ukrainian: шлях
  • Vietnamese: đường đi
British English: pathway NOUN
walkway A pathway is a path which you can walk along.
He was coming up the pathway.
British English: pathway NOUN
course of action A pathway is a particular course of action or a way of achieving something.
Diplomacy will smooth your pathway to success.

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Translation of Weg from the Collins German to English
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