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English-German translation for: [would]
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English German
[we/they/you] wish [would like]
[wir/sie/Sie] möchten
sb./sth. could [would be able]
jd./etw. könnte
[we/they/you] could [would be able]
[wir/sie/Sie] könnten
[you] could [would be able]
[du] könntest
sb. woulda [coll.] [would have]
jd. hätte
[you] could [would be able]
[ihr] könntet
druther {adv} [Am.] [dial.] [(would) rather, by preference]
eher [lieber]
quote RadioTV ["Which one would you like?" based on the "What is my profession?" quiz show question: "Which piggy-bank would you like?"]Welches Schweinderl hätten S' denn gern? [Robert Lembke, «Was bin ich?»]
[I] couldn't [would not be able][ich] könnte nicht
proverb [used e.g. by actors to answer a good wish out of the superstition that giving thanks would bring bad luck]Wird schon schiefgehen! [ugs.]
[we/they/you] couldn't [would not be able][wir/sie/Sie] könnten nicht
[you] couldn't [would not be able][du] könntest nicht
[you] couldn't [would not be able][ihr] könntet nicht
he'd [he would]er würde
I'd [I would]ich würde
it'd [it would]es würde
sb. couldn't [would not be able]jd. könnte nicht
she'd [she would]sie würde
they'd [they would]sie würden
we'd [we would]wir würden
who'd [who would]wer würde
Who'd've ...? [coll.] [Who would have ...?]Wer hätte / wäre ...
you'd [you would]du würdest
you'd [you would]Sie würden [formelle Anrede]
you'd've [coll.] [you would have]du hättest
to rather sb./sth. [nonstandard or regional] [prefer] [often with a modal verb, e.g. I would rather a coffee]
jdn./etw. vorziehen
to blank sb. [Br.] [intentionally ignore someone you would normally greet]
jdn. ignorieren [den man normalerweise begrüßen würde]
[to pronounce sp and st like the English would; esp. Northern German]über den spitzen Stein stolpern [Redewendung]
hist. relig. [assurance that a change in the religion of the ruler would not require his subjects to also convert]Religionsversicherung {f}
[change that would result in an increase in value]wertsteigernde Veränderung {f}
law [defence based on a misinterpretation of facts which, had they been true, would have been exculpatory]Erlaubnistatbestandsirrtum {m}
law [defence based on a misinterpretation of facts which, had they been true, would have been exculpatory]Erlaubnistatumstandsirrtum {m} <ETI>
jobs [employee earning less than they would under new pay agreements, literally undershooter]Unterschreiter {m} [Beschäftigter im tariflichen Entgelt-Rahmenabkommen]
jobs [employee earning more than they would under new pay agreements, literally overshooter]Überschreiter {m} [Beschäftigter im tariflichen Entgelt-Rahmenabkommen]
[letter stating that one's job application would be filed for future vacancies]Eis-Schreiben {n} [Jargon im Personalwesen]
2 Words: Others
You wouldn't've ... [coll.] [You would not have]Sie hätten / wären nicht ...
2 Words: Verbs
to befit sb. well [e.g. That would befit him well.]jdm. gut anstehen [geh.] [z. B. Das stünde ihm gut an.]
3 Words: Others
Neither (, thanks). [answering, e.g. "Would you like tea or coffee?"]Weder noch. (Danke.) [Antwort, z. B. auf "Möchtest du Tee oder Kaffee?"]
3 Words: Verbs
to do the Knowledge [Br.] [as a would-be London taxi driver]sich auf die Taxifahrerprüfung vorbereiten
4 Words: Others
either more or less {adv} [in context of negation; e.g.: We would be unlikely to smoke either more or less.]weder mehr noch weniger [z. B.: Wir würden wahrscheinlich weder mehr noch weniger rauchen.]
It was no use. [The effort would not succeed.]Es hatte aber keinen Zweck.
idiom Who'd have thunk it? [sl., also: Whodathunkit] [Who would have thought it?]Wer hätte das gedacht?
5+ Words: Others
He couldn't have written the letter. [He would not have been able to]Er hätte den Brief nicht schreiben können.
quote I wish that there would not be a peasant so poor in all my realm who would not have a chicken in his pot every Sunday. [attr. to Henry IV of France]Ich wünsche / wünschte, dass sonntags jeder Bauer sein Huhn im Topfe hat. [Heinrich IV. von Frankreich zugeschr.]
I would be grateful if you would act on this request at your earliest convenience.Ich wäre dankbar, wenn Sie diesem Ersuchen so bald wie möglich nachkommen könnten.
I would be grateful if you would action this request at your earliest convenience. [esp. Br.]Ich wäre dankbar, wenn Sie diesem Ersuchen so bald wie möglich nachkommen könnten.
sb. would eat shit with sugar on it [vulg.] [would be unfussy about food][Slang für: jd. wäre nicht mäklig im Essen]
This would mean they would have ...Das hieße, sie hätten ...
We would be honoured if you would visit us at the fair. [Br.]Bitte beehren Sie uns mit einem Besuch auf der Messe. [geh.]
Fiction (Literature and Film)
mus. F Gladly shall I bear the cross [also: I would gladly carry the Cross-beam / Cross]Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen [J. S. Bach, BWV 56]
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