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Meinetwegen and von mir aus

The German word meinetwegen is used in several different contexts. Its first meaning can be translated as "on my account" or "for me" in English.

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Ich weiß, ihr seid nicht meinetwegen gekommen.

I know you haven't come because of me.

Caption 3, Verstehen Sie Spaß? - Sascha Grammel

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Hat Themba wirklich nur meinetwegen ein Eigentor gemacht?

Did Themba really score a goal against his own team just because of me?

Caption 33, Die Pfefferkörner - Eigentor - Part 6

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It can also mean "for example" or "assuming that":

 

Und wenn du dich jetzt meinetwegen dort auf die Seite drehst...

And if you now turn onto your side, for example...

Caption 63, Die Schmerzspezialisten - Diese Schlafposition solltest du unbedingt vermeiden!

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Additionally, meinetwegen can also suggest indifference, translated as "for all I care" or even the very rude "whatever" below. 

 

Machen Sie doch meinetwegen, was Sie wollen!

But do what you want, for all I care!

Caption 61, Märchen - Sagenhaft - Der Rattenfänger von Hameln

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Meinetwegen“, brummte Frederick.

"Whatever," grumbled Frederick.

Caption 42, Piggeldy und Frederick - Unendlichkeit

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Von mir aus is a colloquial expression, and can be translated as "for all I care," "as far as I'm concerned," or even simply "I don't mind."

 

In welcher Form auch immer... bis morgen früh von mir aus.

In whichever form… till early morning, as far as I'm concerned.

Caption 45, Fastnacht - Karneval - Quartier Latin

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Von mir aus bleibe ich ewig

I don't mind remaining forever

Caption 7, Max Giesinger - Nicht so schnell

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Was meinst du? -Von mir aus.

What do you think? -I don't mind.

-Vielleicht hat hier jemand was gesehen.

-Maybe someone here saw something.

Caption 43, Die Pfefferkörner - Eigentor - Part 2

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Further Learning
Take a look for additional examples on Yabla German and try working on your own sentences with meinetwegen and responses with von mir aus

Ruf die Polizei!

Not to be alarmist, but with police troubles in the USA and the rest of the troubles around the world, this might be a good time to note that although the noun "the police" is always plural in English, the noun die Polizei is dealt with quite differently in German.

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Die Polizei ermittelt wegen Hausfriedensbruch.

The police are investigating because of [criminal] trespassing.

Caption 12, Atomkraft - Streit um AKW-Laufzeiten

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Ruh dich aus, bis die Polizei kommt.

Relax until the police come.

Caption 15, Die Pfefferkörner - Eigentor

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Die Polizei sprach von hunderttausend Menschen.

The police spoke of one hundred thousand people.

Caption 4, Papst Benedikt - Erster Rücktritt eines Papstes in der Neuzeit

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In English, there is no singular for the noun "the police", but in the German die Polizei, there is no plural noun form. As you can see in the above examples: die Polizei ermittelt, die Polizei kommt, and die Polizei sprach, the conjugations of the verbs used reflect a singular noun.

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Further Learning
Do a search for the noun Polizei on Yabla German and see the many examples of how this word is used in German in a real world context! 

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