There are 2 main translations of fast in German:

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fast 1

British English: /fɑːst/
American English: /fæst/

intransitive verb

  • a day of fasting
    ein Fast[en]tag

noun

  • (going without food)
    Fasten, das
    (hunger strike) (day)
    Fast[en]tag, der
    (season) break one's fast
    das Fasten brechen
    a 40-day fast
    eine Fastenzeit von 40 Tagen

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fast 2

adjective

  • 1
    (fixed, attached)
    the rope is fast
    das Tau ist fest[gemacht]
    make [the boat] fast
    das Boot festmachen od. vertäuen
    hard and fast
    (Entscheidung)
  • 4 (rapid)
    tempogeladen
    aktionsreich
    (Krimi, Film)
    fast train
    D-Zug, der
    fast speed
    hohe Geschwindigkeit
    he is a fast worker (literal or figurative)
    er arbeitet schnell
    (in amorous activities)
    er geht mächtig ran
    [colloquial]
    I say, that was fast work pull a fast one [on somebody]
    [colloquial]
    jemanden übers Ohr hauen od. reinlegen
    [colloquial]
  • 7 (immoral)
    (Person, Leben)
    (Lebenswandel)
    leichtlebig
    (Frau)

adverb

  • 1 (literal or figurative) the wall stood fast
    die Mauer blieb stehen
    hold fast to something
    sich an etwas Dat. festhalten
    [figurative]
    an etwas Dat. festhalten
    stand fast in one's belief
    an seiner Meinung festhalten
    stand fast by something/somebody
    zu etwas/jemandem stehen
  • 2 (soundly) See examples:be fast asleep
    fest schlafen
    (when one should be awake)
    fest eingeschlafen sein
  • 3
    (quickly)
    not so fast!
    nicht so hastig!
  • 4 (ahead) See examples:that clock is running fast
    diese Uhr geht vor
    play fast and loose with somebody
    mit jemandem ein falsches od. doppeltes Spiel treiben

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