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

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English German
[we/they/you] could [were able]
124
[wir/sie/Sie] konnten
[you] could [were able]
47
[du] konntest
[you] could [were able] [said to two or more people]
35
[ihr] konntet
[they] couldn't [were not able][sie] konnten nicht
[we/they/you] weren't [were not][wir/sie/Sie] waren nicht
Verbs
to ship sb. [esp. teenage sl.; originally gamer sl.] [going back to "relationship"] [e.g. "I ship them so much." (I wish they were together.)][sich wünschen, zwei Personen wären ein Paar]
Nouns
hist. law [Name for German clubs in the 1920's, usually with criminal orientation, whose members were identified by a characteristic signet ring]
9
Ringverein {m} [kriminelle Organisation]
ropewalk [lane or pathway where long strands of material were laid before being twisted into rope]
9
Reeperbahn {f} [niederd. für: Reiferbahn]
hist. [period (1871-1873) when many industrial firms were founded in Germany]
6
Gründerzeit {f}
educ. hist. law [punishment in German universities and schools in which students were detained in 'Karzer' (on-site prison cells)]
5
Karzerstrafe {f}
bibl. [the two thieves who were crucified with Jesus]
5
Schächer {pl}
hist. law [medieval legal practice where citizens under a particular jurisdiction were required to gather with a state official, the latter who heard appeals and aided in local legal matters]Rügegericht {n}
hist. law [medieval legal practice where citizens under a particular jurisdiction were required to gather with a state official, the latter who heard appeals and aided in local legal matters]Ruggericht {n}
hist. [period (1871-1873) when many industrial firms were founded in Germany]Gründerjahre {pl}
2 Words
Go on. [Continue with what you were saying.]Red weiter.
Go on. [Continue with what you were saying.]Sprechen Sie weiter.
hist. bandit territory [German occupied territories in World War II. in which resistance groups were active]Bandengebiet {n} [Nazi-Terminologie]
3 Words
just as if [e.g.: just as if they were asleep]ganz als [z. B.: ganz als schliefen sie]
just as if [e.g.: just as if they were asleep]ganz als ob [z. B.: ganz als ob sie schliefen]
individual dating rules {pl} [as if dating were hunting for prey]Beuteschema {n} [fig.] [hum.]
5+ Words
idiom I was up the creek without a paddle. [Also: You were ..., He was ..., etc.] [coll.]Jetzt / Da war guter Rat teuer.
bibl. In the morning you shall say, 'If only it were evening!' and at evening you shall say, 'If only it were morning!' ... [Deuteronomy 28:67; ESV]Morgens wirst du sagen: Ach dass es Abend wäre!, und abends wirst du sagen: Ach dass es Morgen wäre!, ... [5. Mose 28,67; Luther 2017]
Some were laughing, others were crying.Die einen lachten, die anderen weinten.
dent. The affected teeth were ankylosed in the area of the bi- and trifurcation and on the inside of the roots and were thus infraoccluded.Die betroffenen Zähne waren im Bereich der Bi-/Trifurkation und an der Innenseite der Zahnwurzeln ankylosiert und standen deshalb in Infraokklusion.
We sat on a bench. [were sitting]Wir saßen auf einer Bank.
quote We were raised to believe that someday we were all gonna be millionaires or movie stars or rock stars. But we're not. [Fight Club]Wir wurden durch das Fernsehen aufgezogen in dem Glauben, dass wir alle irgendwann mal Millionäre werden, Filmgötter, Rockstars ... Werden wir aber nicht!
Fiction (Literature and Film)
film lit. F We Were Soldiers [Randall Wallace] [based on the book We Were Soldiers Once ... And Young by Lieutenant General (Ret.) Hal Moore and reporter Joseph L. Galloway]Wir waren Helden
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