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British English: /ðɪs/
American English: /ðɪs/

Translation of this in German:

adjective pl. these Pronunciation: / ðiːz /

  • 1
    (with less emphasis)
    at this time
    zu dieser Zeit
    before this time these days
    I'll say this much/I can tell you this much …
    so viel kann ich sagen/so viel kann ich dir verraten …
  • 3 (of today) See examples:this morning/evening etc. where are you going to eat this lunchtime?
    wo wirst du heute zu Mittag essen?
  • 4 (just past) See examples:these last three weeks
    die letzten drei Wochen
    this day has been a really hard one
    der heutige Tag war wirklich anstrengend
  • 5 (to come) See examples:this Monday
    nächsten Montag
    it will not be wanted these eight months
    es wird in den nächsten acht Monaten nicht gebraucht werden
  • 6 [colloquial] (previously unspecified) See examples:they dug this great big trench
    sie hoben einen riesigen Graben aus
    I was in the pub when this fellow came up to me
    ich war in der Kneipe, als [so] einer od. so'n Typ auf mich zukam
  • 7he's tried this drink and that [drink] or this and that drink
    er hat schon so manchen Drink od. schon allerlei Drinks probiert
    I went to this doctor and that
    ich ging von einem Arzt zum anderen
    that 1 3, → world 2

pronoun pl. these

  • 1what's this?
    was ist [denn] das?
    what is all this?
    was soll das alles?
    what flower is this?
    was ist das für eine Blume?
    fold it like this!
    falte es so!
    I knew all this before
    ich wusste dies od. das alles schon vorher
    this is not fair!
    das ist nicht fair!
    what's all this about Jan and Angela separating?
    stimmt das, dass Jan und Angela sich trennen wollen?
    what's this about holidays?
    was war da mit Ferien?
    John, this is Mary
    John, das ist Mary
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  • 2 (the present) See examples:before this
  • 3 (British English) (Telecommunications) (person speaking) See examples:this is Andy [speaking]
    hier [spricht od. ist] Andy
  • 4 (American English) (Telecommunications) (person spoken to) See examples:who did you say this was?
    wer ist am Apparat?
    mit wem spreche ich, bitte?
  • 5this and that
    dies und das
    this, that, and the other
    alles Mögliche


  • [colloquial]
    this much
    so viel

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