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Gegenteil in English:

1. contrary

On the contrary, I've never said such a thing.
And yet, the contrary is always true as well.
She thought to the contrary.
Contrary to popular opinion, hair and fingernails do not continue to grow after death.
These rights and freedoms may in no case be exercised contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations.
A long time ago, around here, a nice schoolteacher called Matsumoto tried to rescue one of his pupils, but on the contrary he ended up drowning.
Contrary to expectations, they won with ease.
If you do that, it will only bring about a contrary effect.
It isn't true that Jack is no good at music; on the contrary, he plays the piano well.
The lack of evidence to the contrary is itself evidence that your theory is probably right.
This result means, contrary to prior expectations, that the number of variants does not affect the processing speed.
The game ended in a victory for B school, which was quite contrary to predictions.
She said that what they were doing was contrary to the company's sexual harassment policy.
That picture doesn't seem ugly to me; on the contrary, I think it's rather beautiful.

English word "Gegenteil"(contrary) occurs in sets:

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2. opposite

Such a person will often go a block out of his way to avoid meeting a person of the opposite sex.
opposite the bank
The way some people see it, associating with the opposite sex is just like going to the seaside and gathering stones; everyone can pick up the ones they like.
We all have a tendency to think that the world must conform to our prejudices. The opposite view involves some effort of thought, and most people would die sooner than think — in fact they do so.
Capitalism is the exploitation of man by man. Communism is the exact opposite.
A gaggle of intoxicated youths stopped to ponder whether there is an Opposite Day in Bizarro World.
Of course "Hayabusa" is not actually closing in on the Sun, it is just positioned as in the figure so that, seen from the Earth, it is on the opposite side of the Sun; this is called 'conjunction'.
That does not mean we should ignore sources of tension. Indeed, it suggests the opposite: we must face these tensions squarely.
You'll see two buildings right opposite the museum, and the restaurant is in the taller of the two.
The most important thing about relations with the opposite sex is not how good the other person is, but that they treat you well.
Imogen of the Internet can type over 110 words per minute, but runs a 20-minute mile. The rest of her family has the opposite problem.
It's exactly the opposite which is true: there is nothing after death, except eternity on earth.
The second school of thought argues almost the opposite: it says that big companies are a thing of the past.
I heard that Isezaki city decided to ban beards for male city employees starting June 19. It's the complete opposite of the Taliban laws imposing the wearing of beards.

English word "Gegenteil"(opposite) occurs in sets:

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