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Pronunciation: /ˈmʏsṇ/

Translation of müssen in English:

unr. Modalverb (2. Part. müssen)

  • 1 have to er muss es tun he must do it he has to or [infml] has got to do it das muss 1968 gewesen sein it must have been in 1968 er muss gleich hier sein he will be here at any moment
  • 2Konjunktiv II es müsste doch möglich sein it ought to be possible reich müsste man sein! how nice it would be to be rich!

unr. itr. V.

  • ich muss nach Hause I have to or must go home ich muss mal [fam.] I need to spend a penny (BrE infml) or (AmE infml) go to the john

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