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British English: /ˈpʌnɪʃm(ə)nt/
American English: /ˈpənɪʃmənt/

Translation of punishment in German:

noun no pl.

  • 1 (punishing)
    Bestrafung Fem.
    inflict punishment on somebody
    jemanden bestrafen
    undergo punishment
    bestraft werden
    eine Strafe erhalten
    deserve punishment
    [eine] Strafe verdient haben
    crime and punishment
    Verbrechen und Strafe
  • 2 (penalty)
    Strafe Fem.
    the punishment for cheating is disqualification
    Betrug wird mit Disqualifikation bestraft
    make the punishment fit the crime (literal or figurative) as a punishment for something
    zur Strafe für etwas
  • 3 [informal] (rough treatment)take a lot of punishment
    ganz schön getriezt od. gezwiebelt werden [informal] take 1 23
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