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English-German translation for: invent
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VERB  to invent | invented | invented ... 
 
SYNO   to contrive | to devise ... 
to invent
5103
erfinden
to invent sth. [excuse, alibi]
303
etw.Akk. erdichten
to invent sth.sichDat. etw. ausdenken
to invent sth. [story, excuse, etc.]sichDat. etw.Akk. aus den Fingern saugen [ugs.] [Redewendung] [etw. erfinden] [Geschichte u. ä.]
to invent sth. [story, explanation, etc.]sichDat. etw.Akk. aus dem hohlen Zahn ziehen [Redewendung] [ugs.] [sich etw. aus den Fingern saugen]
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to co-inventmiterfinden
to invent oneselfsichAkk. erfinden
to invent storiesfabulieren
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If you didn't exist, I'd have to invent you.Wenn es dich nicht gäbe, müsste ich dich erfinden.
quote If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe. [Carl Sagan]Sollten wir uns daher in den Kopf setzen, unseren Apfelkuchen von Grund auf selber zu machen, müssten wir erst das Universum erfinden.
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Q 2015-06-07: who invent...
A 2013-07-15: I think you have to invent something. On rabend and you, some quick variations.
A 2013-05-09: Have some pity on this struggling writer and invent something better. :-)
A 2013-04-26: Never heard this in German, but why not invent something?
A 2013-04-07: I would invent something befitting the context.
A 2011-05-03: I can't think of a funny term for dog shit right now. You may have to inve...
Q 2011-04-06: Did the Germans invent the term "German Angst" themselves or is this reall...
A 2010-08-25: Agree, you invent a story. But it's to sell somebody something.
A 2010-05-07: Some information. You might have to invent some terms—to my knowledge, Eur...
A 2009-12-19: I'd use 'invent / create visual imagery' or perhaps 'invent / create the v...
A 2009-05-11: 'Prepare' a joke sounds a bit odd. Invent a joke? Pick a joke? Practice yo...
A 2009-02-25: They didn't invent democracy either... aber wir wollen mal nicht so sein.
A 2008-12-06: Why not invent something? I'll start:
A 2008-08-12: I think you have to invent something. How about 'Vacationing on Gran Suburbia.'
A 2006-12-27: re-invent or reinvent?
A 2006-12-27: There's "We don't re-invent the wheel every time"

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