--- und ob! inf
, klar! inf http://woerterbuch.reverso.net/englisch-deuts... ra·ther
[ˈrɑ:ðəʳ, Am ˈræðɚ] INTERJ esp Brit dated
rather --- na klar [doch] fam http://de.pons.com/%C3%BCbersetzung?q=rather...rather
Pronunciation: Brit. /ˈrɑːðə/ , U.S. /ˈræðər/ (...)
7. Brit. colloq.
Freq. with pronunciation Brit. /ˌrɑːˈðəː/ . Used to express emphatic affirmation, agreement, or acceptance: ‘I should think so’; very much so; absolutely. Cf. quite int. N.E.D. (1903) describes the expression as ‘vulgar’. Now often associated with upper-class speech, and perceived to be somewhat affected or dated.
‣1836 Dickens Sketches by Boz 1st Ser. II. 218 ‘Do you know the mayor's house?’.. ‘Rather,’ replied the boots, significantly.
‣1844 A. R. Smith Adventures Mr. Ledbury I. iv. 45 ‘Do you know the young lady?’ ‘Rather!’ replied Johnson.
‣1885 A. Edwardes Girton Girl I. xiv. 280 Rather proud of my own accent... But Arbuthnot puts me in the shade, ra-ther.
‣1905 H. A. Vachell Hill i. 2 ‘You'll enjoy it—as I did—amazingly.’ ‘Ra-ther,’ said John.
‣1928 C. A. Nicholson Hell & Duchess ii. vi. 286 ‘May I give Audrey your blessing?’ ‘Ra-ther and my love.’
‣1933 J. Buchan Prince of Captivity ii. i. 153 ‘You've heard Kenneth speak of him.’ ‘Rather. I want to meet him.’
‣1975 Listener 10 Apr. 472/2 The producer had..prevented the willing son in the parable from saying ‘Yes, ra-ther, Dad,’ when asked to get on with the ‘allotment’.
‣1991 Blitz Sept. 13/1 Having said that, he willingly admits to a penchant for masturbation. ‘Oh, rather! I like to twang the one-string bass as much as the next man.’http://www.oed.com/view/Entry/158456