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British English: /əˈfɛns/
American English: /əˈfɛns/

Translation of offence in German:


(British English)
  • 1 (hurting of somebody's feelings)
    Kränkung Fem.
    I meant or intended no offence
    ich wollte Sie/ihn usw. nicht kränken
    your behaviour caused [great] offence
    Ihr Benehmen war [sehr] kränkend od. verletzend
  • 2 (annoyance)give offence
    Missfallen erregen
    take offence
    beleidigt od. verärgert sein
    don't take offence, but …
    nimm es mir nicht übel, aber …
    no offence [informal]
    nichts für ungut
    no offence to you, but … [informal]
    nichts gegen dich, aber … [informal]
  • 3
    (transgression) Verstoß Mask.
    (crime) Delikt Neutr.
    Straftat Fem.
    an offence against good taste
    eine Beleidigung des guten Geschmacks
    criminal/petty offence
    strafbare Handlung/geringfügiges Vergehen

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