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read
British English: /riːd/
American English: /rid/

Translation of read in German:

transitive verb readPronunciation: /red/

  • 1 read somebody something, read something to somebody
    jemandem etwas vorlesen
    read a Bill for the first/second/third time (Politics)
    einen Gesetzentwurf in erster/zweiter/dritter Lesung beraten
    for ‘white’ read ‘black’
    statt „weiß“ muss es „schwarz“ heißen
    read proof[s] (Print) read the electricity/gas meter
    den Strom/das Gas ablesen
    read all about it!
    lesen Sie selbst!
  • 3 (interpret) read terror in somebody's eyes
    Schrecken an jemandes Augen Dat. ablesen können
    read somebody like a book [figurative]
    in jemandem lesen können wie in einem Buch
    read the cards/ somebody's hand
    Karten lesen/jemandem aus der Hand lesen
    read somebody's mind or thoughts
    jemandes Gedanken lesen
    read something into something
    etwas in etwas Akk. hineinlesen
    read between the lines
  • 4 (understand) do you read me?
    können Sie mich hören?
  • 5 (British English) (University) (study)
  • 6 (Computing)
    abtasten (Lochkarte)
    lesen (Band, Information)
    read into
    einlesen in + Akk.
    read out of
    entnehmen aus take 1 21

intransitive verb read

  • 1 read to somebody
    jemandem vorlesen
    read [a]round a subject
    Hintergrundmaterial zu einem Thema lesen
  • 2 (convey meaning) the contract reads as follows
    der Vertrag hat folgenden Wortlaut
    Arabic reads from right to left
    die arabische Schrift wird von rechts nach links gelesen
  • 3 (affect reader)
    sich lesen
    the play reads better than it acts
    das Stück wirkt besser beim Lesen als auf der Bühne

noun

  • 1 (time spent in reading)have a quiet read
    in Ruhe lesen
    have a read of something [informal]
    mal in etwas Akk. gucken [informal]
  • 2 (British English) [informal] (reading matter) be a good read
    sich gut lesen

adjective

Pronunciation: /red/
  • widely or deeply read
    sehr belesen (Person)
    a widely read/little-read book/author
    ein viel/wenig gelesenes Buch/gelesener Autor
    the most widely read book/author
    das meistgelesene Buch/der meistgelesene Autor

Phrasal verbs

read back

transitive verb
noch einmal vorlesen

read in

transitive verb (Computing) read-in

read off

transitive verb
(from meter, board) ablesen (Zahl, Stand)

read out

transitive verb 1 (aloud)
laut vorlesen
2 (Computing) read-out 3 (American English) (expel)
ausschließen (of aus)

read over

read through
transitive verb

read up

transitive verb
sich informieren (on über) + Akk.

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