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British English: /ˈfɔːtʃuːn/
, /ˈfɔːtʃ(ə)n/
American English: /ˈfɔrtʃən/

Translation of fortune in German:


  • 1
    (private wealth)
    family/private fortune
    Familien-/Privatvermögen, das
    make one's fortune come into a fortune
    ein Vermögen erben
    his brains are his/her face is her fortune [figurative]
    sein Verstand ist sein/ihr Gesicht ist ihr Kapital
    a [small] fortune
    ein [kleines] Vermögen
    make a fortune
    ein Vermögen machen
  • 2 (prosperous condition)
    Glück, das
    (of country)
    Wohl, das
    seek one's fortune
    sein Glück suchen
  • 3
    (luck, destiny)
    bad/good fortune that was a piece of good fortune
    das war Glück
    by sheer good fortune there was …
    es war reines Glück, dass … war
    he's had a change of fortune thank one's good fortune that …
    dem Glück dafür danken, dass …
    Fortune (personified)
    das Glück
    Fortuna die
    fortune favours the brave
    das Glück ist auf der Seite der Mutigen
    fortune smiles on somebody
    das Glück lächelt od. lacht jemandem
    tell somebody's fortune
    jemandem wahrsagen od. sein Schicksal vorhersagen
    tell fortunes soldier 1
  • 4in pl.
    (ups and downs, good or bad luck befalling somebody, something)
    the fortunes of war
    das Kriegsglück
    the changing fortunes of the combatants
    der wechselnde Erfolg der Kämpfer

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