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finger
British English: /ˈfɪŋɡə/
American English: /ˈfɪŋɡər/

Translation of finger in German:

noun

bone 1 1, → burn1 2 3, → cross 2 1, → fish finger, → forefinger, → green 1 1, → index finger, → little finger, → middle finger, → pie, → ring finger
  • 1
    Finger Mask.
    somebody's fingers itch [to do something]
    es juckt jemandem in den Fingern[, etwas zu tun] [informal]
    lay a finger on somebody [figurative]
    jemandem ein Härchen krümmen [informal]
    they never lift or move or raise a finger to help her [figurative]
    sie rühren keinen Finger, um ihr zu helfen
    they didn't lift or move or raise a finger [figurative]
    sie haben keinen Finger krumm gemacht
    get or pull or take one's finger out [figurative] [informal]
    Dampf dahinter machen [informal]
    point a or one's finger at somebody/something
    mit dem Finger auf jemanden/etwas zeigen
    mit Fingern auf jemanden/etwas zeigen [figurative] [informal]
    put the finger on somebody [figurative] [informal]
    jemanden verpfeifen [informal] [pejorative]
    have a finger in something [figurative]
    die Finger in etwas Dat. haben
    put or lay one's finger on something [figurative]
    etwas genau ausmachen
    something slips through somebody's fingers
    etwas gleitet jemandem durch die Finger
    [figurative]
    etwas geht jemandem durch die Lappen [informal]
    let something slip through one's fingers [figurative]
    sich Dat. etwas entgehen od. [informal] durch die Lappen gehen lassen
    his fingers are [all] thumbs, he is all fingers and thumbs
    er hat zwei linke Hände [informal]
    count the things/people on the fingers of one hand
    die Dinge/Menschen an einer Hand abzählen
  • 3 (finger-like object)a finger of toast
    ein Streifen Toast
    sponge fingers
    schmale Stücke Rührkuchen
  • 4 [informal] (amount of liquor)
    Fingerbreit Mask.
    a finger of whisky
    ein Fingerbreit Whisky

transitive verb

  • 2 (esp. (American English) ) [informal] (indicate)finger somebody/something to the police
    jemanden bei der Polizei verpfeifen/etwas der Polizei stecken [informal] [pejorative]

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