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English-German translation for: [may]
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law dative {adj} [that may be given]
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.
[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]
[May there always be enough water beneath your keel.]Immer eine Handbreit Wasser unterm Kiel! [fig.]
educ. [comment on a school report indicating that the pupil may have to repeat a year]Vorrücken {n} gefährdet [versetzungsgefährdet, Bemerkung im Zwischenschulzeugnis]
pol. publ. [May Day pamphlet]Maifestschrift {f}
[month of May]Weidemonat {m} [veraltet] [Mai]
[month of May]Weidemond {m} [veraltet] [Mai]
bot. [ornamental agriophyte, i.e. a plant that has been grown for decorative purposes, and may persist also in the natural vegetation]Stinsenpflanze {f}
bot. [ornamental agriophyte, i.e. a plant that has been grown for decorative purposes, and may persist also in the natural vegetation]Stinzenpflanze {f} [seltener] [Stinsenpflanze]
hist. spec. [the custom of auctioning off young women at a May festival]Mailehen {n}
bot. T
hunting jesses {pl} [one pair of short straps fastened around the legs of a hawk or other bird used in falconry, to which a leash may be fastened]Geschüh {n} [meistens Lederbänder an den Füßen der Greifvögel]
fish mayfly [also: May fly] [dun-colored artificial fly]Angelfliege {f} [künstliche Maifliege]
2 Words: Others
relig. Thank you! [May God reward you for it.]Vergelt's Gott [bes. südd. und österr.]
2 Words: Verbs
to add A to B [which may result in reduced quality of B]BAkk. mit ADat. versetzen
2 Words: Nouns
art comp. digital arts [may be treated as {sg} or {pl}]Digitalkunst {f}
meteo. ice saints [usually May 11 to May 13; St. Mamertus, St. Pancras, St. Servatius]Eisheilige {pl} [11. bis 13. Mai bzw. 15. Mai (kalte Sophie eingeschlossen)]
cloth. pant liner [also: pantliner] [also for men and the woman's version may be for slimming, not hygiene]Slipeinlage {f}
hist. pol. Pittsburgh Agreement [May 31st, 1918]Pittsburgher Abkommen {n} [31. Mai 1918]
hist. pol. Pittsburgh Agreement [May 31st, 1918]Pittsburgher Vertrag {m} [31. Mai 1918]
presidential elections [may refer to both a single vote and several votes]Präsidentschaftswahlen {pl} [kann sowohl eine einzelne Wahl meinen als auch mehrere]
time corridor [set of hours during which an activity may occur]Zeitkorridor {m}
hist. mil. VE Day [also: V-E Day] [Victory in Europe Day, 8 May 1945]Tag {m} der Befreiung [Ende des 2. Weltkriegs in Europa, 8. Mai 1945]
3 Words: Others
requiescat in pace [abbreviation "R.I.P." more common] [Latin for "may he/she rest in peace"]Ruhe in Frieden
3 Words: Nouns
hist. mil. Day of Liberation [end of World War II on 8 May, or 9 May (the Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc countries only)]Tag {m} der Befreiung [8. Mai 1945]
ethn. hist. Indian Removal Act [USA, May 28th, 1830]Indianer-Umsiedlungsgesetz {n}
hist. pol. Pact of Steel [Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany, signed on May 22, 1939]Stahlpakt {m}
insur. med. upper income limit [above which people may take out private health insurance]Versicherungspflichtgrenze {f} [Gehaltsobergrenze, bis zu der man pflichtversichert ist]
5+ Words: Others
idiom be that as it will [less frequent than: be that as it may]sei es, wie es sei
hist. May God punish England! May He punish it! [German WWI slogan]Gott strafe England! Er strafe es! [deutscher Schlachtruf im Ersten Weltkrieg]
5+ Words: Nouns
hist. Battle of Điện Biên Phủ [13th March to 7th May 1954] [also: ... Dien Bien Phu]Schlacht {f} um Điện Biên Phủ [13. März bis 8. Mai 1954] [auch: ... Dien Bien Phu]
relig. May devotions {pl} (to the Blessed Virgin Mary) [also: May Devotions]Maiandacht {f}
Fiction (Literature and Film)
film F Darkman IIThe Return of Durant [Bradford May]Darkman IIDurants Rückkehr
film F Darkman IIIDie Darkman Die [Bradford May]Darkman IIIDas Experiment
lit. F Duel of Love [Helen May]Duell aus Liebe
film lit. F Forward, Gunner Asch! / Gunner Asch Goes to War08/15 im Krieg [Roman: Hans Hellmut Kirst; Film: Paul May]
film F Go for It, BabyZur Sache, Schätzchen [May Spils]
film F Ishtar [Elaine May]Ishtar
mus. F Let our mouth be full of laughter [also: May our mouth be full of laughter]Unser Mund sei voll Lachens [J. S. Bach, BWV 110]
film lit. F The Unforgiven [novel: Alan Le May, film: John Huston]Denen man nicht vergibt
lit. F Bear Killer [Karl May novels: Old Shatterhand's rifle]Bärentöter {m} [Gewehr Old Shatterhands bei Karl May]
lit. F Henry carbine [Karl May novels: Old Shatterhand's rifle]Henrystutzen {m} [Gewehr Old Shatterhands bei Karl May]
lit. F trapper [in the American Old West]Westmann {m} [Karl May]
Taxa/Species (Animals, Plants, Fungi)
bot. T
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