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British English: /bʌɡ/
American English: /bəɡ/

Translation of bug in German:


  • 2 (esp. American English) (small insect)
    Insekt Neutr.
    Käfer Mask.
  • 3 [informal] (virus)
    Bazillus Mask.
    don't you breathe your bugs over me
    steck mich nicht an
  • 4 [informal] (disease)
    Infektion Fem.
    Krankheit Fem.
    catch a bug
    sich Dat. eine Krankheit holen
    sich Dat. was holen [informal]
    I don't want to catch that bug of yours
    ich will mich nicht bei dir anstecken
  • 5 [informal] (concealed microphone)
    Wanze Fem. [informal]
  • 6 [informal] (defect)
    Macke Fem. [slang]
    we have got all the bugs out of the system
    wir haben alle Fehler im System beseitigt
  • 7 [informal] (obsession)
    Tick Mask. [informal]
    he has a bug about neatness
    er hat einen Ordnungsfimmel [informal]
    then I got the bug
    dann packte es mich
  • 8 [informal] (enthusiast)
    Fan Mask. [informal]

transitive verb -gg-

  • 1 [informal] (install microphone in)
    verwanzen (Zimmer) [informal]
    abhören (Telefon, Konferenz)
    bugging device
    Abhöreinrichtung Fem.
    Wanze Fem. [informal]
  • 2 [informal] (annoy)
    nerven [slang]
    den Nerv töten + Dat. [informal]
    (bother) beunruhigen
    what's bugging you?
    was ist los mit dir?
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