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misery
British English: /ˈmɪz(ə)ri/
American English: /ˈmɪz(ə)ri/

Translation of misery in German:

noun

  • 1
    (wretched state)
    Elend, das
    make somebody's life a misery
    jemandem das Leben zur Qual od. zur Hölle machen
    live in misery, live a life of misery
    ein erbärmliches od. jämmerliches Leben führen
    put an animal out of its misery
    ein Tier von seinen Qualen erlösen
    put somebody out of his misery
    [figurative]
    jemanden nicht länger auf die Folter spannen
  • 2 (thing)the misery of it was that …
    das Unglück dabei war, dass …
    miseries
    Elend, das
    Nöte
  • 3 [colloquial] (discontented person)misery [guts]
    Miesepeter, der [colloquial] [derogatory]

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