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British English: /ˈɡʊdnəs/
American English: /ˈɡʊdnəs/

Translation of goodness in German:

noun no pl.

  • 1 (virtue)
    Güte Fem.
    have the goodness to do something
    die Güte haben, etwas zu tun [formal] (also ironic)


  • [my] goodness (expr. surprise)
    meine Güte! [informal]
    [oh] my goodness (expr. shock)
    lieber Himmel!
    goodness gracious or me!
    [ach] du lieber Himmel od. liebe Güte! [informal]
    for goodness' sake
    um Himmels willen
    goodness [only] knows
    weiß der Himmel [informal]
    I hope to goodness that …
    gebe Gott, dass …
    I wish to goodness I'd never met him
    wenn ich ihn doch bloß nie kennen gelernt hätte!
    surely to goodness you don't mean that
    das ist doch wohl nicht dein Ernst?
    thank goodness
    Gott sei Dank

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