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first {adj} <1st> [German word used with {f} nouns (w or w/o definite article) or {m} / {n} nouns with definite article, e.g. "der erste Eindruck", "(die) erste Hälfte", "das erste Gebot"]
688
erste
prime {adj} [German inflected; no lexical form]
324
erster [gebeugt; keine lexikalische Form]
its {pron} [English neuter determiner used when German uses female gender of possessor]
274
ihr
first {adj} <1st> [German word used with {m} nouns without definite article, e.g. "erster Eindruck"]
24
erster
oenol. sweet {adj} [German wine classification system]
9
edelsüß [süß] [deutsche Weinklassifikation]
first {adj} <1st> [German word used with {n} nouns without definite article, e.g. "erstes Gebot"]
6
erstes
anat. med. Thebesian {adj} [attr.] [Adam Christian Thebesius was a German anatomist]
6
Thebesius-
[Southern German filler, used to intensify the sense of an expression, and to express surprise. Unusual in written language]
5
fei [südd.] [regional]
hist. pol. ["Hail (to) victory!" Nazi salute; highly offensive; illegal in some German-speaking countries]Sieg Heil! [anstößig u. in einigen deutschsprachigen Ländern strafbar]
ling. [able to be used in the forefield (first position) of a German sentence] {adj}vorfeldfähig
[Acronym used to represent the dominant states of the German speaking area: Germany (D), Austria (A), Switzerland (CH)]DACH [Kunstwort für Deutschland, Österreich und die Schweiz]
[Acronym used to represent the dominant states of the German speaking area: Germany (D), Austria (A), Switzerland (CH)]D-A-CH [Kunstwort für Deutschland, Österreich und die Schweiz]
[for the (German used only with neuter nouns)] für's [FALSCH für: fürs (für das)]
ling. [German as spoken in Germany, not including South Germany] {adj}piefkinesisch [österr.] [ugs.] [pej.]
[German as spoken in Germany, not including South Germany] {adj}piefkonisch [österr.] [ugs.] [bundesdeutsch]
acad. educ. tech. [German contest for young scientists]Jugend forscht <Jufo>
proverb [German hum. proverb, meaning "One has to be brave." or "One mustn't be oversensitive to pain.", literally: "An Indian knows no pain."]Ein Indianer kennt keinen Schmerz. [hum.]
proverb [German nursery rhyme to mark knives, forks, scissors and fire as dangerous items]Messer, Gabel, Schere, Licht sind für kleine Kinder nicht!
proverb [German pun, may be literally translated as: When flies fly behind flies, flies are flying after flies (to follow them).]Wenn hinter Fliegen Fliegen fliegen, fliegen Fliegen Fliegen nach.
quote [German quote from 1806 to the effect that peace and order are the citizen's first duty]Ruhe ist die erste Bürgerpflicht. [Redewendung]
[German youth language; bad, ugly, disgusting, stupid, etc.] {adj}reudig [pej.] [Jugendsprache] [schlecht, hässlich, eklig, dumm usw.]
[late (deceased)] {adj} [attr.] [may in German be used colloquially hum. for things that do not exist any longer, besides the standard meaning for persons which is becoming old-fashioned]seligen Angedenkens [nachgestellt] [ugs. hum.] [einstig, früher] [nicht Personen betreffend]
sociol. [neologism invented by German Turks for German-Turkish] {adj}deukisch [ugs.] [deutsch-türkisch]
ling. Unverified [not usable in the forefield (first position) of a German sentence] {adj}vorfeldunfähig
quote [quote from a popular German TV sketch, used to express that everything was better in the past; literally: "There was more lametta (on the Christmas tree) in the old days."]Früher war mehr Lametta. [Loriot, aus „Weihnachten bei Hoppenstedts“; verallgemeinert verwendet im Sinne von „Früher war alles besser.“]
[typically or deeply German, from a German point of view] {adj}treudeutsch [heute meist pej.]
hist. ling. German {adj} [1871-1945, used by German speakers outside the territory]reichsdeutsch
mining Glückauf! [Good luck! German miners' greeting]Glückauf! [deutscher Bergmannsgruß] [auch: Glück auf!]
Helau! [local German greeting during carnival season]Helau! [regionaler Narrenruf]
sth. reawakened sth. [e.g. the interest, the fear] [German less frequent than: sth. has/had reawakend sth.]etw. erweckte etw.Akk. wieder [z. B. das Interesse, die Angst] [seltener als: etw. hat/hatte etw. wiedererweckt]
Verbs
to know sth. [languages, poems etc.] [e.g. I know German.]
607
etw. können [Sprachen, Gedichte usw.] [z. B. Ich kann Englisch.]
to remonstrate [to raise formal objections internally in German civil service law]
34
remonstrieren [im Beamtenrecht: Einwände erheben, Gegenvorstellungen machen] [sonst veraltet, selten]
to speak sth. [to be able to speak a language] [e.g. I speak German.]
6
etw. können [eine Sprache können] [z. B. Ich kann Englisch.]
[to explain sth. to sb. in plain German]jdm. etw.Akk. ausdeutschen [österr.] [ugs.] [in einfachen Worten erklären]
[to pronounce sp and st like the English would; esp. Northern German]über den spitzen Stein stolpern [Redewendung]
[to speak German with a Berlin accent]berlinern
[to speak German with a Vienna accent]wienern
ling. [to speak German with a Yiddish accent / intonation]jüdeln [oft pej.] [bes. früher: mit jiddischem Einschlag sprechen]
pol. [to vote for the German party CDU]die Raute wählen [ugs.] [hum.] [CDU wählen]
Nouns
Boche [sl.] [disparaging: a German, esp. a German soldier in World War I]
432
Scheißdeutscher {m} [vulg.] [pej.]
Boche [coll.] [dated] [pej.] [a German, esp. a German soldier in World War I]
417
Boche {m} [pej.] [Schimpfname der Franzosen für einen Deutschen, bes. im 1. Weltkrieg]
hist. goon [Br.] [coll.] [guard in a German prisoner-of-war camp during the WWII]
318
Wache {f} [Wachposten / Aufseher in einem deutschen Kriegsgefangenenlager im 2. WK]
educ. [an academic high school, Br. grammar school, in German-speaking countries]
228
Gymnasium {n}
background [to be of German background]
185
Herkunft {f}
acc. jobs [German professional providing auditing services]
154
Wirtschaftsprüfer {m}
gastr. spaetzle [type of South German pasta dish]
149
Spätzle {pl}
relig. Dunkers [Schwarzenau Brethren, German Baptists]
134
Tunker {pl}
pol. governor [of a German state]
70
Ministerpräsident {m}
econ. mittelstand [German mid-sized companies]
66
Mittelstand {m}
ling. officialese [German]
66
Papierdeutsch {n} [pej.]
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