"ganz" meaning in German

Adjective

IPA: /ɡants/, [ɡants], [ɡans] Audio: De-ganz.ogg Rhymes: -ants
  1. entire, whole, complete Tags: not-comparable
    Synonyms: gesamt, komplett
  2. all (with definite article or determiner) Tags: informal, not-comparable
    Synonyms: all, alle
  3. whole, intact Tags: colloquial, not-comparable
    Synonyms: heil, intakt, unversehrt
  4. true; real Tags: in certain combinations, not-comparable
    Synonyms: echt, wahr
  5. integer (of a number) Tags: not-comparable Categories (topical): Mathematics

Adverb

IPA: /ɡants/, [ɡants], [ɡans] Audio: De-ganz.ogg Rhymes: -ants
  1. quite, rather
    Synonyms: ziemlich
  2. very
    Synonyms: sehr
  3. wholly, entirely, all
    Synonyms: komplett, völlig

Inflected forms

Alternative forms

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