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tongue
British English: /tʌŋ/
American English: /təŋ/

Translation of tongue in German:

noun

  • 1
    Zunge, die
    bite one's tongue (literal or figurative)
    sich auf die Zunge beißen
    put out your tongue, please
    strecken Sie [bitte] mal Ihre Zunge heraus!
    put or stick one's tongue out [at somebody]
    [jemandem] die Zunge herausstrecken
    with one's tongue hanging out he came into the pub with his tongue hanging out
    [figurative]
    ihm hing die Zunge aus dem Hals, als er in das Gasthaus kam
    he made the remark tongue in cheek
    [figurative]
    er meinte die Bemerkung nicht ernst
    hold one's tongue
    [figurative]
    stillschweigen
    watch one's tongue
    [figurative]
    seine Zunge hüten od. zügeln
    watch your tongue!
    pass auf, was du sagst!
    keep a civil tongue in one's head
    seine Zunge hüten
    edge 1 1
  • 3 (manner or power of speech)find/lose one's tongue
    seine Sprache wieder finden/die Sprache verlieren
    have you lost your tongue?
    hat es dir die Sprache verschlagen?
    get one's tongue round something
    etwas aussprechen
    the name is difficult to get one's tongue round
    bei dem Namen bricht man sich Dat. die Zunge ab od. verrenkt man sich Dat. die Zunge [colloquial]
    have a ready/sharp/wicked etc. tongue
    eine flinke/scharfe/böse usw. Zunge haben
    the hounds gave tongue
    die Hunde gaben Hals (Hunting)
    give tongue
  • 10
    (pointer of scale etc.) Zunge, die
  • 12there were tongues of flame rising from the fire
    von der Feuerstelle züngelten Flammen empor cat 1, → tip1 1, → wag1 2

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