There are 2 main translations of tief in English:

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tief

Pronunciation: / tiːf /

Adjektiv

  • 4 (weit im Innern gelegen) See examples:im tiefen/tiefsten Afrika
    in the depths of/in darkest Africa
    es freut mich aus tiefstem Herzen/tiefster Seele
    I really am delighted
    in tiefer/tiefster Nacht
    in the or at dead of night
    im tiefen/tiefsten Winter im tiefsten Mittelalter
    in the depths of the Middle Ages

adverbial

  • 7er sprach ganz tief
    he spoke in a deep voice
    zu tief gestimmt
    tuned too low
    zu tief singen
    sing flat
    er spielt das Lied tiefer/eine Terz tiefer
    he plays the song in a lower key or lower/a third lower

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There are 2 main translations of tief in English:

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Tief
Stressed vowel length and/or separability: Ti̲e̲f

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