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Für das Verb: "to tell"

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Wichtigste Übersetzungen
EnglishGerman
tell vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (say, say to)sagen Vt
  erzählen Vt
 What did you tell him?
tell [sb],
tell [sb] [sth]
vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
(inform, convey) (informieren)sagen Vt
 Tell me what he said.
tell viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (notice)erkennen Vt
 Can you tell that I've put on ten pounds?
 
Zusätzliche Übersetzungen
EnglishGerman
tell viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (say to)sagen Vt
  erzählen Vt
 I asked her, but she would not tell.
tell viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (disclose or confess [sth])gestehen Vt
  enthüllen Vt
 I interrogated him, but he would not tell. I finally told her what happened.
tell vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (story) (Geschichte)erzählen Vt
 He told the story to his daughter.
tell vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (announce)ankündigen Partv tr, sepa
  verkünden Vt
 He told the whole school that he was leaving to become a rock musician.
tell vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (reveal)erzählen Vt
  enthüllen Vt
  offenbahren Partv tr, fix
 We told them our secret.
tell,
tell [sb] to do [sth]
vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
(command, order)auftragen Partv tr, sepa
  anordnen Partv tr, sepa
 He told her to clean her room.
tell vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (distinguish)ausmachen Partv tr, sepa
 Can you tell the difference between these two colours? I can't tell that one from this one.
tell vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (identify)sagen Vt
  erkennen Vt
  (formell)identifizieren Vt
 Can you tell who it is?
tell vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (realize)sagen Vt
  erkennen Vt
  (formell)identifizieren Vt
 It's hard to tell who it is in this light.
tell vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (assure)sagen Vt
  versichern Vt
 I have done all the work, I tell you.
tell vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (explain)erklären Vt
  (formell)erläutern Vt
 Tell me exactly how you came to this conclusion.
tell vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (carry tales) (umgangssprachlich)sagen Vt
  erzählen Vt
 You've broken my toy car. I'm telling Mum!
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WordReference English-German Dictionary © 2016:

Zusammengesetzte Wörter:
EnglishGerman
tell a story v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (recite a narrative)eine Geschichte erzählen Rdw
 The children asked their grandfather to tell them a story.
tell a story v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (reflect events)eine Geschichte erzählen Rdw
  erzählen Vt
 Every picture tells a story.
tell [sth/sb] apart vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." informal (distinguish between)auseinanderhalten Partv tr, sepa
  unterscheiden Partv tr, fix
 The twins are so alike that it's not easy to tell them apart.
tell it like it is v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." informal (be honest and direct)sagen, wie es ist Rdw
  (Slang)sagen, was Sache ist Rdw
  Klartext reden Nm + Vt
 Okay, I'll tell it like it is, but I don't think you'll like it.
tell on [sb] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] US, informal, figurative (have an effect on) (informell)reinhauen Partv i, sepa
  (Slang)knallt Vi
  wirken Vi
 After a few glasses, that red wine really starts to tell on you.
tell on [sb] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] informal (inform against)etw petzen Vi
  jmd verpetzen Vt
  jmd verraten Vt
 If a little boy does something naughty, his sister will tell on him. My brother was always telling on me when we were growing up.
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Wörterbuch Englisch-Deutsch © WordReference.com 2012:
tell [tel] [irr]
  • I v/t
    • 1. sagen, erzählen (sb sth, sth to sb jemandem et):
      I can tell you that … ich kann Sie oder Ihnen versichern, dass;
      I have been told mir ist gesagt worden;
      I told you so! ich habe es (dir) ja gleich gesagt!, umg siehste!;
      you are telling me! sl wem sagen Sie das!;
      tell the world umg (es) hinausposaunen

    • 2. mitteilen, berichten, auch die Wahrheit sagen; Neuigkeit verkünden:
      tell a lie lügen

    • 3. Geheimnis verraten
    • 4. erkennen (by, from an +dat), feststellen, sagen:
      tell by ear mit dem Gehör feststellen, hören

    • 5. (mit Bestimmtheit) sagen: I cannot tell what it is;
      it is difficult to tell es ist schwer zu sagen

    • 6. unterscheiden (one from the other eines vom andern):
      tell apart auseinanderhalten

    • 7. sagen, befehlen:
      tell sb to do sth jemandem sagen, er solle etwas tun; jemanden etwas tun heißen;
      do as you are told tu wie dir geheißen

    • 8. besonders POL Stimmen zählen:
      all told alles in allem

    • 9.
      tell off umg jemandem Bescheid stoßen

  • II v/i
    • 1. berichten, erzählen (of von, about über +akk)
    • 2. fig ein Zeichen oder Beweis sein (of für, von)
    • 3. etwas sagen können, wissen:
      how can you tell?, you never can tell man kann nie wissen

    • 4. umg petzen:
      tell on sb jemanden verpetzen oder verraten;
      don’t tell! nicht verraten!

    • 5. sich auswirken (on bei, auf +akk): the hard work began to tell on him;
      his troubles have told on him seine Sorgen haben ihn sichtlich mitgenommen;
      every blow (word) tells jeder Schlag (jedes Wort) sitzt;
      that tells against you das spricht gegen Sie

    • 6. sich (deutlich) abheben (against gegen, von); zur Geltung kommen (Farbe etc)
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