To translate a German word to English enter it into the search field provided above. You can also enter words in English to find the German translation in the German-English dictionary. By using the drop-down menu you can search not only the German to English dictionary, but all other online dictionaries as well. There are several filters to help you find the correct and exact German translation in the German to English dictionary. Use these to refine your results for grammar, style or category.
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Look up any German to English translation directly in the German online dictionary. Select the appropriate letter below to see a list of German words beginning with that letter. When you have found the word you were looking for click on it to get to the German-English dictionary.
Verify German translation
You can be part of building the world's largest online dictionary. Below are the latest German words and phrases translated to English, and proposed for entry into the German-English dictionary. To join in, verify a German word or phrase by voting for it. If you think there might be a mistake you can vote to delete it or suggest changes to either the English or German words.
im Verlauf einer Stunde
Kordelzug an der Hüfte (bei Bekleidung) [cloth.]
hip draw cord [cloth.] [Amer.]
Streben nach Glück
pursuit of happiness
Suggest new German to English translation
Did you search the German-English dictionary and not find the exact German translation you were looking for? Maybe you know of a particular German phrase spoken only in a certain region? If so, then you can add new words to the German-English dictionary here.
You can join in the fun on bab.la and help us make the German-English dictionary the best and biggest online dictionary in the world. New ways of interpreting words in German or translating German phrases to English develop continually. Also, a German to English translation can vary depending on if it is a technical or scientific translation and which field it pertains to. This is why the dictionaries contain multiple translations. We need your help to add the latest German to English translations to the German dictionary. User contributions are the best method to include the newest regional and colloquial German expressions in the online dictionary. Suggested new translations to the German-English dictionary are not added immediately. A new German translation is marked as unverified, so as to maintain high quality, until 10 other users confirm the translation is correct.
Registered bab.la users are not only a part of the bab.la language community, but also receive points in the world ranking by, for example, suggesting new entries to the German-English dictionary. If you are unsure about a German word or phrase and how it is translated to English you could always post a query in the German-English Forum. In the forum bab.la users help each other by answering questions about German language, difficult translations and new translations of common German phrases.
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When you start learning a new language the bab.la dictionaries can help you open opportunities you didn’t think were possible. In them you can find the German and English translations you were searching for in our dictionary but also other useful tools that will help you in mastering a language you always wanted to learn. The bab.la dictionary will get you closer to your goals to be more fluent, to learn new words, to expand your horizon about the culture and to be part of a great community which has one vision in common: being part of creating the world’s largest language portal.
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Some people learn new words easier when they see them written down. Many people also say that living in the country, where the language you want to learn is the first language, is the best way to learn a new language. However, beginners prefer to see the spelling of the word and in connection with articles, the right preposition or another form of sentence structure. This is the reason why a dictionary can be a fantastic learning resource. In the German-English dictionary you will see many opportunities to improve upon your German or English language skills. Both languages are Germanic languages; German is a European language and spoken by Germans, Austrians and Swiss people whereas English, as mentioned earlier, is a global language and official language in 54 countries. The German-English dictionary, as all of the other bab.la dictionaries comprises thousands of entries, words from the daily use of the language, specific terms, regional words and other expressions. Are you a German and you want to learn English or are you an English native who wants to improve on your German language skills? Either way, you will find most of your answers here in the German-English dictionary compiled for you by bab.la.
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