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slight
British English: /slʌɪt/
American English: /slaɪt/

Translation of slight in German:

adjective

  • 1
    (Hoffnung, Aussichten, Wirkung)
    (Optimismus)
    (Bedeutung)
    have only a slight acquaintance with something
    etwas nur oberflächlich kennen
    on the slightest pretext
    unter dem geringsten Vorwand
    the slightest thing makes her nervous
    die kleinste Kleinigkeit macht sie nervös
  • 2 with but slight inconvenience
    ohne größere Unannehmlichkeiten
    pay somebody slight attention
    jemanden kaum beachten
  • 4not in the slightest not the slightest …
    nicht der/die/das Geringste …
    I haven't the slightest idea
    ich habe nicht die leiseste Ahnung

transitive verb

noun

  • (on somebody's character, reputation, good name)
    on Gen.
    (on somebody's abilities)
    Herabsetzung, die
    on Gen.
    (lack of courtesy)
    Affront, der
    on gegen
    (neglect)
    Nichtachtung, die

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