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soul
British English: /səʊl/
American English: /soʊl/

Translation of soul in German:

noun

  • 1
    Seele, die
    sell one's soul for something
    [figurative]
    seine Seele für etwas verkaufen
    upon my soul!
    [dated]
    meiner Treu! [archaic]
    bare one's soul to somebody
    jemandem sein Herz ausschütten
    heart 2, → life 2
  • 2
    (intellect) Geist, der
    not be able to call one's soul one's own
    nicht sein eigener Herr sein
    his whole soul revolted from it
    er sträubte sich mit ganzer Seele dagegen
  • 3
    (person) Seele, die
    not a soul
    keine Menschenseele
    be the soul of discretion
    die Verschwiegenheit selbst od. in Person sein
    be a good soul and fetch me a cup of tea
    sei ein Schatz [colloquial] und hol mir eine Tasse Tee
    the poor little soul
    das arme kleine Ding
  • 4
    (music) Soul, der

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