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English-German translation for: couldn't
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[I] couldn't [would not be able][ich] könnte nicht
[they] couldn't [were not able][sie] konnten nicht
[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
sb. couldn't [was not able]jd. konnte nicht
sb. couldn't [would not be able]jd. könnte nicht
2 Words: Others
idiom sb. couldn't hack sth. [sl.] [couldn't cope with sth.]jd. kriegte etw. nicht auf die Reihe [ugs.]
3 Words: Others
I couldn't say. [I don't know.]Kann ich nicht sagen. [Ich weiß es nicht.]
idiom sb. couldn't cut itjd. konnte etw. nicht packen
sb. couldn't help doing sth.jd. musste unwillkürlich etw. tun
4 Words: Others
He couldn't help laughing.Er musste gegen seinen Willen lachen.
He couldn't help laughing.Er musste wider Willen lachen.
He couldn't help smiling.Er konnte sich eines Lächelns nicht erwehren. [geh.]
He couldn't stop laughing.Er konnte mit dem Lachen nicht aufhören.
I couldn't care less. [coll.]Ich pfeif' drauf. [ugs.]
I couldn't care less. [coll.]Das ist mir piepegal. [ugs.]
I couldn't care less. [coll.]Ist mir völlig egal. [ugs.]
I couldn't care less. [coll.]Das ist mir völlig egal.
I couldn't care less. [coll.]Das ist mir völlig wurscht. [ugs.]
I couldn't care less. [coll.]Das ist mir vollkommen egal. [ugs.]
I couldn't care less. [coll.] [idiom]Das ist mir völlig Latte. [ugs.] [egal] [Redewendung]
I couldn't care less. [coll.] [idiom]Es ist mir (völlig) wurst. [ugs.] [Redewendung]
I couldn't care less. [coll.] [idiom]Es ist mir (vollkommen) schnuppe. [ugs.] [Redewendung]
I couldn't care less. [idiom]Das ist mir blunzn. [österr.] [ugs.]
I couldn't hear you.Ich habe dich (akustisch) nicht verstanden.
I couldn't help laughing.Ich musste (einfach) lachen.
I couldn't help laughing.Ich konnte mir das Lachen nicht verkneifen. [ugs.]
I couldn't help suspecting ...Der Verdacht drängte sich mir auf ...
I couldn't help thinking ...Der Gedanke drängte sich mir auf ...
I couldn't think straight.Ich konnte keinen klaren Gedanken fassen.
I couldn't think straight.Ich konnte keinen vernünftigen Gedanken fassen.
I couldn't think straight.Ich konnte nicht klar denken.
It couldn't be helped.Da war nichts zu machen.
It couldn't be helped.Es war nicht zu ändern.
one couldn't tell whether sb. ...jdm. war nicht anzumerken, ob er / sie ...
idiom She couldn't cut it.Sie konnte / könnte nicht die an sie gestellten Anforderungen erfüllen.
Sorry, I couldn't resist. <SICR>Entschuldigung, ich konnte nicht widerstehen.
We couldn't go back.Wir haben nicht mehr zurückgekonnt. [ugs.]
You couldn't doubt it.Daran ließ sich nichts zweifeln.
4 Words: Nouns
couldn't-care-less attitudeWurstigkeit {f} [ugs.]
5+ Words: Others
quote All the king's horses // And all the king's men // Couldn't put Humpty together again. [from nursery rhyme "Humpty Dumpty"]Und auch der König mit seinem Heer // rettete Humpty Dumpty nicht mehr. [aus dem Kinderreim: "Humpty Dumpty"]
as recently as last month, I couldn't have imagined ...noch letzten Monat hätte ich mir nicht vorstellen können ...
He couldn't blame him for saying ...Er konnte es ihm nicht verübeln, dass er sagte ...
He couldn't care less about what's going on around him.Es ist ihm egal, was um ihn herum passiert.
idiom He couldn't find his arse with both hands. [Br.] [vulg.]Er ist zu dumm zum Kacken. [vulg.]
He couldn't get it up. [coll.] [failure to achieve penile erection]Er hat keinen hochgekriegt. [ugs.]
He couldn't have written the letter. [He would not have been able to]Er hätte den Brief nicht schreiben können.
He couldn't have written the letter. [I can't believe that he did.]Er konnte den Brief nicht geschrieben haben.
He couldn't sing for beans. [esp. Am.] [coll.] [idiom]Er konnte nicht die Bohne singen. [ugs.] [Redewendung] [Er konnte nur sehr schlecht singen.]
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