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British English: /ˈɪnst(ə)nt/
American English: /ˈɪnstənt/

Translation of instant in German:


  • 1 (occurring immediately)
    (Wirkung, Linderung, Ergebnis)
    these new showers give you instant hot water
    mit diesen neuen Duschen hat man sofort heißes Wasser
  • 2instant coffee/tea
    Instant- od. Pulverkaffee/Instanttee, der
    instant cake mix
    fertige Backmischung
    instant meal
  • 3 [figurative]
    (hurriedly produced)
    eilig angefertigt/geschrieben
  • 4 (Business)the 14th instant
    der vierzehnte od. 14. dieses Monats


  • at that very instant
    genau in dem Augenblick
    come here this instant
    komm sofort od. auf der Stelle her
    we were just this instant talking about you
    wir haben gerade eben von dir gesprochen
    the instant he walked in at the door …
    in dem Augenblick, als er hereintrat, …
    in an instant not [for] an instant
    keinen Augenblick

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