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English-German translation for: [rather]
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Dictionary English German: [rather]

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English German
quite {adv} [rather]
quite {adv} [rather]
ganz [ziemlich]
apparent {adj} [ostensible rather than actual]
apparent {adj} [ostensible rather than actual]
scheinbar [ugs.] [anscheinend]
quite {adv} [rather]
einigermaßen [ugs.] [ziemlich]
druther {adv} [Am.] [dial.] [(would) rather, by preference]
eher [lieber]
pretty {adv} [coll.] [fairly, rather]
reichlich [ugs.] [ziemlich]
admin. law [adopted as law rather than as constitutional amendment] {adv}auf Gesetzesstufe [Schweiz]
quote [I belong rather to the "old iron" (literally: the scrap heap / here also: the good old stuff) than to the "new sheet iron" (here: the new piffle).]Ich gehöre lieber zum alten Eisen als zum neuen Blech. [u. a. dem Schauspieler Max „Maxi“ Böhm zugeschrieben]
proverb [Rather get an upset stomach than let anything go back to the innkeeper.]Lieber den Magen verrenken, als dem Wirt etwas / was schenken. [auch: Lieber den Magen verrenkt, als dem Wirt was geschenkt.]
admin. cantonal {adj} [concerning cantonal rather than federal personnel]kantonseigen [Schweiz]
dim {adj} [coll.] [dim-witted, rather stupid](geistig) beschränkt [pej.]
squabbish {adj} [archaic] [literary] [rather short and fat]eher kurz und untersetzt [ugs.]
to rather sb./sth. [nonstandard or regional] [prefer] [often with a modal verb, e.g. I would rather a coffee]
jdn./etw. vorziehen
mil. Commander [a position rather than a rank]
Kommandeur {m} [Luftwaffe]
crabapple [fruit, rather sour]
Holzapfel {m}
mil. Commodore [a position rather than a rank]
Kommodore {m} [Luftwaffe]
art [big oil painting, not valuable, often rather ugly]Ölschinken {m} [pej.]
jobs [compensation to Swiss employers for reducing employee hours rather than laying them off]Kurzarbeitsentschädigung {f}
law pol. [electoral system in which a vote is cast for a candidate rather than a party]Persönlichkeitswahl {f}
mil. [general of the fighter arm - a position rather than a rank]General {m} der Jagdflieger [Luftwaffe]
[one who looks the other way rather than intervening when others are in trouble]Wegseher {m}
hist. [principality within the Holy Roman Empire with an elected rather than hereditary prince]Wahlstaat {m}
med. dropsies [rather dated] [cases or forms of dropsy]Wassersuchten {pl} [eher veraltet] [Fälle oder Formen von Wassersucht]
2 Words: Others
Icelandic-born {adj} [German »in / auf« referring rather to the state / island position]in / auf Island geboren
kind of {adv} [coll.] [rather]ziemlich
pol. pro-Jurassic {adj} [rare] [sympathetic to the Swiss canton of Jura rather than Bern]projurassisch [Schweiz]
2 Words: Verbs
gastr. to cook sth. well [as in burnt, rather than bloody]etw.Akk. garkochen [Rsv. für gar kochen]
to trudge through sth. [rather abstract obstacles, e.g. heat, day]sich durch etw. durchquälen
to trudge through sth. [rather concrete obstacles, e.g. snow]sich durch etw. durchkämpfen
2 Words: Nouns
block letter [printed rather than cursive]Druckbuchstabe {m}
RadioTV cable channel [television channel broadcast over cable rather than air]Kabelkanal {m} [ugs.] [Kabelfernsehen]
mineral. ruby sulphur [rather in older texts besides: realgar]Rubinschwefel {m} [eher in älteren Texten neben: Realgar]
Unverified succès d'estime [Br.] [sth. praised by the critics rather than the general population]Achtungserfolg {m}
mil. Technical Officer [a position rather than rank]Technischer Offizier {m} [Luftwaffe]
mil. Technical Officer [female] [a position rather than a rank]Technische Offizierin {f} [Luftwaffe]
3 Words: Others
pol. proverb Esse quam videri. [USA] [North Carolina state motto: To be, rather than to seem (to be).]Mehr sein als scheinen. [Motto des US-Staates North Carolina]
3 Words: Verbs
to inquire of sb. where ... [Br.] [rather proper speech]von jdm. zu erfahren suchen, wo ...
3 Words: Nouns
mus. closed organ pipe ["stopped" rather than "closed" is the common English musical term]gedeckte Orgelpfeife {f} [selten]
4 Words: Others
a bit of a ... [coll.] [rather a ...]ein ziemlicher ...
a bit of a ... [coll.] [rather a ...]ein ziemliches ...
a bit of a ... [coll.] [rather a ...]eine ziemliche ...
a bit of a ... [coll.] [rather a ...]einen ziemlichen ...
4 Words: Verbs
to crumble in on itself [collapse or crumble towards its centre or midpoint rather than to the ground]in sich zusammenfallen [zu seinem Zentrum oder Mittelpunkt hin]
to fold in on itself [collapse or crumble towards its centre or midpoint rather than to the ground]in sich zusammenfalten [zu seinem Zentrum oder Mittelpunkt hin]
to fold in on itself [collapse or crumble towards its centre or midpoint rather than to the ground]in sich zusammenklappen [zu seinem Zentrum oder Mittelpunkt hin]
5+ Words: Others
mus. to the accompaniment of music {adv} [rather if artistic relation between action and music is intended]zu Musikbegleitung
Fiction (Literature and Film)
F [nickname of Kelly Bundy in "Married with Children"; in the German version rather translated as "dimwit", unlike "pumpkin" in the original US-series]Dumpfbacke {f} [Christina Applegate als Kelly Bundy, US-Fernsehserie "Eine schrecklich nette Familie"]
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