What means the word "fade away" ??

I heared a song today morning in the Radio. In this song she sings lalalalala ... fade away. What means thaht? Perhaps you can help me to know it?

Thanks :-)

February 24, 2016

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It means to slowly disappear.

If it is sound, it becomes quieter until it is silent.

If it is light, it becomes dimmer until it is dark.

If it is a thing, it becomes transparent (like a ghost) or is covered by shadow until you cannot see it any more.

It is also sometimes used to describe how a person dies, depending on the manner of death.

February 24, 2016

Thanks for this good answer!!! Know do i understand it. She means in the song, taht the love slowly fade away.

February 24, 2016

A few corrections to help with your English:

The word "know" is used in relation to "knowledge". To "know" something is to understand it.

You could say: "Now I understand it" (Jetzt verstehe ich). or "Now I know" (Jetzt weiß ich).

And you would say, "the love slowly fades away" in the present or "the love slowly faded away" in the past.

Hope that helps!

February 25, 2016

In case you're wondering which song it is, it could be "Faded" by Alan Walker.

February 24, 2016

Another detail: In German of course we can say, "Was bedeutet das Wort...?"

But in English we change the structure of the sentence. We would say, "What do the words "fade away" mean?"

February 25, 2016

ahh ok, you are right, it sounds better!

February 25, 2016

We love this word "do" in the English language ;-)

February 25, 2016

We do not in the German language, that's the different and may also be very difficult for translations. Only little children use it. (Thank you for correcting my sentences, if there are some mistakes.)

November 22, 2017

Only one clear mistake that I can see: you should write "that's the difference" instead of "that's the different".

The only other thing I would suggest is that "if there are any mistakes" sounds better than "if there are some mistakes". If you are marking a piece of writing and notice errors you would use "there are some mistakes", but if you are asking someone else correct a piece of writing you would use "are there any mistakes?".

Ich hoffe das sinnvoll ist ;-)

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