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foundation
British English: /faʊnˈdeɪʃ(ə)n/
American English: /faʊnˈdeɪʃ(ə)n/

Translation of foundation in German:

noun

  • 2
    (institution)
    Stiftung, die
    be on the foundation (British English)
    ein Stipendium erhalten
  • 3usu. in pl.foundation[s] (underlying part) (literal or figurative) (of building)
    Fundament, das
    (of road)
    Unterbau, der
    lay the foundations
    das Fundament legen
    (for road)
    den Unterbau legen
    be without or have no foundation [figurative]
    unbegründet sein
    der Grundlage entbehren
    lay the foundation of/for something
    [figurative]
    das Fundament od. die Grundlage zu etwas legen
    shake something to its foundations
    [figurative]
    etwas in seinen Grundfesten erschüttern

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