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English-German translation for: ought
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English German
NOUN   ought | oughts
VERB  - | - | ought
- | ought
sb. ought
jd. sollte
philos. ought
Sollen {n}
philos. the oughtdas Gesollte {n}
2 Words: Others
[we/they/you] ought to [logical probability][wir/sie/Sie] müssten
[we/they/you] ought to [obligation][wir/sie/Sie] sollten
[you] ought to [logical probability][du] müsstest
[you] ought to [logical probability][ihr] müsstet
[you] ought to [obligation][du] solltest
[you] ought to [obligation] [said to two or more people][ihr] solltet [moralische Verpflichtung]
sb. ought to [logical probability]jd. müsste
sb. ought to [obligation]jd. sollte
2 Words: Nouns
rhet. ought statementSollsatz {m}
3 Words: Others
philos. Ought implies can.Sollen impliziert Können.
3 Words: Nouns
weapons double-ought buckshot [Am.][Schrotmunition, die 8 Kügelchen per Unze hat]
philos. is-ought problemSein-Sollen-Dichotomie {f}
4 Words: Others
I ought to go.Ich sollte gehen.
one ought to thinkman sollte meinen
sb. ought to have foreseenjd. hätte vorhersehen müssen
She ought to know.Sie müsste es eigentlich wissen.
idiom That ought to do.Das müsste reichen.
That ought to do.Das dürfte wohl reichen.
4 Words: Verbs
bibl. to have ought against any [archaic]etwas wider jemand / jemanden haben [heute geh.]
5+ Words: Others
as it ought to bewie es sein sollte
Four ought to do the trick. [coll.]Vier müssten reichen.
idiom Four ought to do the trick. [coll.]Vier sollten reichen.
He ought to be ashamed of himself.Er sollte sich schämen.
He ought to be ashamed of himself.Er sollte sich was schämen. [ugs.]
He ought to be told that clearly.Dem gehört das deutlich gesagt. [südd.] [ugs.]
He ought to have read the letter. [but he didn't]Er hätte den Brief lesen sollen.
He ought to have read the letter. [He probably did]Er müsste den Brief gelesen haben.
One ought not to have lost sight of the fact that ...Man hätte sich vor Augen halten sollen, dass ...
Unverified sb. damn well ought to do sth. [sl.]es ist jds. verdammte Pflicht (und Schuldigkeit), etw.Akk. zu tun [ugs.]
She ought to be punished.Sie gehört bestraft.
idiom Somebody ought to bang / knock their heads together! [coll.]Da möchte man doch gleich mit dem Knüppel dreinschlagen. [ugs.]
That ought to be done by today.Das müsste heute noch geschehen.
there ought to be a way to do sth.es müsste einen Weg geben, etw. zu tun
law med. Whatever, in connection with my professional service, or not in connection with it, I see or hear, in the life of men, which ought not to be spoken of abroad, I will not divulge, ... [Hippocr. Oath]Was ich bei der Behandlung sehe oder höre oder auch außerhalb der Behandlung im Leben der Menschen, werde ich, soweit man es nicht ausplaudern darf, verschweigen ... [Eid des Hippokrates, Anfang]
bibl. idiom Whoever has ears ought to hear.Wer Ohren hat, der höre.
You ought not (to) ask so many questions. [esp. Br.]Du solltest nicht so viele Fragen stellen.
You ought not speak with your mouth full. [esp. Br.]Du solltest nicht mit vollem Mund sprechen.
You ought to be ashamed of yourself.Sie sollten sich schämen. [formelle Anrede]
You ought to consider that ...Sie sollten bedenken, dass ... [formelle Anrede]
You ought to have known better.Du hättest es besser wissen müssen.
You ought to have known that, to be sure.Das hätten Sie allerdings wissen müssen. [formelle Anrede]
film lit. quote You're meddling in things that ought not to be meddled in. [Harry Potter]Ihr mischt euch in Dinge ein, die euch nichts angehen.
You're meddling in things that ought not to be meddled in. [idiom]Du rührst an Dingen, die nicht angerührt werden sollten. [Idiom]
5+ Words: Verbs
to have the right idea about how things ought to bedie richtigen Vorstellungen haben, wo es langgehen sollte [ugs.]
to meddle in things that ought not to be meddled insich in Dinge einmischen, in die man sich (besser) nicht einmischen sollte
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