There are 2 translations of can in German:

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can1

Pronunciation: /kæn/

n.

  • 1 (milk can, watering can) Kanne, die; (for oil, petrol) Kanister, der; (AmE) (for refuse) Eimer, der
  • 2 (for preserving) [Konserven]dose, die a can of tomatoes/beer eine Dose Tomaten/Bier

v.t. (-nn-)

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Pronunciation: /kən; stressed kæn/

v. aux. (only in pres. can neg., cannot /ˈkænət/ [infml], can't /kɑːnt/ past, could /kʊd/ neg. [infml], couldn't /ˈkʊdnt/)

  • können; (have right, be permitted) dürfen; können I can't do that das kann ich nicht (it would be wrong) das kann ich nicht tun you can't smoke here hier dürfen Sie nicht rauchen could you ring me tomorrow? könnten Sie mich morgen anrufen? I could have killed him ich hätte ihn umbringen können [that] could be [so] das könnte od. kann sein

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