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British English: /ˈfɔːm(ə)l/
American English: /ˈfɔrməl/

Translation of formal in German:


  • 1
    förmlich (Person, Art, Einladung, Begrüßung)
    steif (Person, Begrüßung)
    (official) offiziell
    (regular) regelmäßig angelegt (Garten)
    wear formal dress or clothes
    Gesellschaftskleidung tragen
    formal call
    Höflichkeitsbesuch Mask.
  • 2
    (explicit) formell
    (in recognized form) traditionell
    a formal ‘yes’/‘no’
    eine bindende Zusage/endgültige Absage
    formal education/knowledge
    ordentliche Schulbildung/reales Wissen
    make a formal apology
    sich in aller Form entschuldigen


(American English)
  • 1 (event)
    gesellschaftliches Ereignis
  • 2 (dress)
    Gesellschaftskleidung Fem.

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