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distinguish
British English: /dɪˈstɪŋɡwɪʃ/
American English: /dəˈstɪŋɡwɪʃ/

Translation of distinguish in German:

transitive verb

  • 2 (differentiate)
    unterscheiden
    (characterize)
    kennzeichnen
    distinguish something/somebody from something/somebody
    etwas/jemanden von etwas/jemandem unterscheiden
  • 3
    (divide)
    distinguish things/persons into …
    Dinge/Personen einteilen in
    + Akk.
  • 4 (make prominent) See examples:distinguish oneself [by something]
    sich [durch etwas] hervortun
    distinguish oneself by doing something
    sich dadurch hervortun, dass man etwas tut
    distinguish oneself in an exam
    in einem Examen glänzen
    [colloquial]
    you've really distinguished yourself, haven't you?

intransitive verb

  • unterscheiden
    distinguish between persons/things
    Personen/Dinge auseinander halten od. voneinander unterscheiden
    one can barely distinguish between the original and the copy
    man kann das Original kaum von der Kopie unterscheiden

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