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sum
British English: /sʌm/
American English: /səm/

Translation of sum in German:

noun

  • 1
    (total amount) (literal or figurative)
    Summe, die (of aus)
    sum [total]
    Ergebnis, das
    that was the sum total of our achievements or of what we achieved
    das war alles, was wir erreicht haben
    in sum
  • 2
    (amount of money)
    Summe, die
    a cheque for this sum
    ein Scheck über diesen Betrag
    lump sum
  • 3
    (Arithmetic)
    Rechenaufgabe, die
    do sums she is good at sums
    sie kann gut rechnen
    sie ist gut im Rechnen

transitive verb -mm-

Phrasal verbs

sum up

transitive verb 1
zusammenfassen
2 (British English)
(assess)
einschätzen
this summed him up perfectly
damit war er treffend charakterisiert
intransitive verb
ein Fazit ziehen
(Richter)
resümieren
in summing up, I should like to …
zusammenfassend möchte ich …

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