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British English: /ʃɛl/
American English: /ʃɛl/

Translation of shell in German:


  • 1 (casing)
    Schale, die
    (of turtle, tortoise)
    Panzer, der
    (of pupa)
    Hülle, die
    (of snail)
    Haus, das
    (of pea)
    Schote, die
    Hülse, die
    (of insect's wing)
    Flügeldecke, die
    collect shells on the beach
    am Strand Muscheln sammeln
    bring somebody out of his shell
    jemanden aus der Reserve locken [colloquial]
    come out of one's shell
    aus sich herausgehen
    retire or go into one's shell
    sich in sein Schneckenhaus zurückziehen [colloquial]
  • 2 (frame)
    Gerippe, das [figurative]
    (of unfinished building)
    Rohbau, der
    (of building needing to be refurbished)
    Außenmauern und Dach
    (of ruinous building)
    Ruine, die
  • 3
    (pastry case) Teighülle, die
  • 4
    (racing boat) Rennruderboot, das
  • 5 (Motor Vehicles)[body] shell
    Aufbau, der
    (after fire, at breaker's, etc.) [Karosserie]gerippe, das

transitive verb

Phrasal verbs

shell out

transitive or intransitive verb
blechen [colloquial] (on für)

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