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British English: /ʃam/
American English: /ʃæm/

Translation of sham in German:


  • imitiert
    (Leder, Holz, Pelz, Stein)


  • (pretence) (person)
    (Heuchler der, Heuchlerin die)
    it is all a mere sham
    das ist alles bloße Heuchelei
    their marriage is only a sham
    ihre Ehe besteht nur auf dem Papier
    his life is a sham
    sein Leben ist eine einzige Lüge

transitive verb -mm-

intransitive verb -mm-

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