Doch nicht etwa

English translation: by chance

10:08 Feb 7, 2001
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
German term or phrase: Doch nicht etwa
Sie haben doch nicht etwa einen dicken Papierstapel ?
David Rumsey
Canada
Local time: 03:30
English translation:by chance
Explanation:
Or you could also use a phrase such as,
"you don't mean to say..."

"doch nicht etwa" is used facetiously, usually when the speaker knows something to be true, but by using this phrase, he can feign disbelief.
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Ulrike Lieder (X)
Local time: 03:30
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naby chance
Ulrike Lieder (X)
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By any chance


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lone (X)
Canada
Local time: 06:30
Native speaker of: Danish
PRO pts in pair: 330
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56 mins
by chance


Explanation:
Or you could also use a phrase such as,
"you don't mean to say..."

"doch nicht etwa" is used facetiously, usually when the speaker knows something to be true, but by using this phrase, he can feign disbelief.

Ulrike Lieder (X)
Local time: 03:30
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in pair: 3525
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