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English translation: gegebenenfalls - as the case may be

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German term or phrase:ggf.
English translation:gegebenenfalls - as the case may be
Entered by: Dierk Seeburg
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23:14 Jun 16, 2001
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
German term or phrase: ggf.
eine abkurzung
Annie
gegebenenfalls - as the case may be
Explanation:
"As the case may be" is the most literal translation as it retains the "fall" portion of "gegebenenfalls" which means "case". Here are a few more options you should try on for fit in your sentence or context:
as the case may be
if necessary
if need be
if so
where applicable
where appropriate
where necessary
where required

Cheerio,
Dierk
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Dierk Seeburg
Local time: 21:28
Grading comment
All the answers provided were equally helpful, but I can only choose one. Thank you to all who answered!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
naif necessaryElster
nagegebenenfalls - as the case may be
Dierk Seeburg
nagegebenenfalls
ChristinaT
nagegebenenfalls
Alan Johnson


  

Answers


5 mins
gegebenenfalls


Explanation:
depending upon context normally "if necessary".


    experience
Alan Johnson
Germany
Local time: 05:28
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 3388
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1 hr
gegebenenfalls


Explanation:
adv. >should the occasion arise/
notfalls> if necessary)/
auf Formularen: if applicable/

Depending on context, you can use one of these translations. Hope this helps!

Ciao!

ChristinaT
Local time: 05:28
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 4
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2 hrs
gegebenenfalls - as the case may be


Explanation:
"As the case may be" is the most literal translation as it retains the "fall" portion of "gegebenenfalls" which means "case". Here are a few more options you should try on for fit in your sentence or context:
as the case may be
if necessary
if need be
if so
where applicable
where appropriate
where necessary
where required

Cheerio,
Dierk


    Reference: http://dict.leo.org/?search=gegebenenfalls&searchLoc=0&relin...
Dierk Seeburg
Local time: 21:28
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 404
Grading comment
All the answers provided were equally helpful, but I can only choose one. Thank you to all who answered!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
Uschi (Ursula) Walke
4 hrs
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14 hrs
if necessary


Explanation:
nach bestem Wissen übersetzt

Elster
PRO pts in pair: 3
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