German translation of 'account for'
intransitive verb + prepositional objectSee also account
(= explain) erklären
(= give account of)
[actions, expenditure] Rechenschaft ablegen über +acc
all the children were/all the money was accounted for der Verbleib aller Kinder/des (ganzen) Geldes war bekannt
there’s no accounting for taste über Geschmack lässt sich (nicht) streiten
2. (= be the source of) der Grund sein für
this area accounts for most of the country’s mineral wealth aus dieser Gegend stammen die meisten Bodenschätze des Landes
3. (= be the cause of defeat, destruction etc of) zur Strecke bringen
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Example Sentences Including 'account for'
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Retail sales over the internet last month accounted for 11.9 per cent of the total, excluding fuel, a new high.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
This week's deluge of strengthening numbers included improved surveys of construction, manufacturing and, crucially, services, which account for three quarters of the economy.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
He said: 'Every single transaction has been properly accounted for.'The Sun (2011)
There is simply no accounting for some people's tastes.The Sun (2014)
This was fully and properly accounted for and audited.The Sun (2015)
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'account for' in Other Languages
British English: account for /əˈkaʊnt fɔː/ VERB
If you can account for something, you can explain it or give the necessary information about it.
How do you account for the missing money?
- American English: account for
- Arabic: يُفَسِّرُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: prestar contas
- Chinese: 解释
- Croatian: razjasniti
- Czech: vysvětlit
- Danish: redegøre for
- Dutch: verklaren
- European Spanish: explicar
- Finnish: selittää
- French: expliquer
- German: erklären
- Greek: λογοδοτώ
- Italian: rendere conto di
- Japanese: ･･･の説明がつく
- Korean: 설명하다
- Norwegian: svare for
- Polish: wyjaśnić
- European Portuguese: explicar
- Romanian: a explica
- Russian: давать отчет
- Spanish: dar cuenta de
- Swedish: svara för
- Thai: อธิบายเหตุผล
- Turkish: hesap vermek
- Ukrainian: пояснювати
- Vietnamese: giải thích
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