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tell

Pronunciation: /tel/

Translation of tell in German:

v.t. (told /təʊld/)

  • 1 (relate) erzählen; (make known) sagen [Name, Adresse]; anvertrauen [Geheimnis] tell sb sth or sth to sb jmdm. etw. erzählen/sagen/anvertrauen tell sb the way to the station jmdm. den Weg zum Bahnhof beschreiben tell sb the time jmdm. die Uhrzeit sagen tell tales (lie) Lügengeschichten erzählen (gossip) tratschen [ugs.]
  • 2 (instruct) sagen tell sb [not] to do sth jmdm. sagen, er soll[e] etw. [nicht] tun

v.i. (told)

  • 1 (determine) how can you tell? wie kann man das feststellen od. wissen? you never can tell man kann nie wissen
  • 3 (reveal secret) es verraten time will tell das wird sich zeigen
  • 4 (produce an effect) sich auswirken

Phrasal verbs

tell aˈpart

v.t. auseinander halten

tell ˈoff

v.t. [infml] tell sb off [for sth] jmdn. [für od. wegen etw.] ausschimpfen

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