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British English: /swɪm/
American English: /swɪm/

Translation of swim in German:

intransitive verb -mm-, swam Pronunciation: / swæm /, swum Pronunciation: / swʌm /

  • 2 [figurative] (be flooded, overflow) See examples:swim with or in something
    in etwas Dat. schwimmen
    her eyes swam with tears
    ihre Augen schwammen
    the deck was swimming with water
    das Deck stand unter Wasser
  • 4 (have dizzy sensation) See examples:my head was swimming
    mir war schwindelig
    sink 2 1

transitive verb -mm-, swam, swum


  • 1have a/go for a swim
    schwimmen/schwimmen gehen
    do you fancy a swim?
    möchtest du schwimmen gehen?
    a refreshing swim
    ein erfrischendes Bad
    I like an early morning swim
    ich gehe gern frühmorgens schwimmen
  • 2be in the swim [of things]
    mitten im Geschehen sein

Definition of swim in:

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