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precious

  
1       adj  
a    (=costly)   wertvoll, kostbar
b    (=rare)   [commodity]   kostbar, wertvoll
c    (=treasured)   wertvoll  
iro   hochverehrt, heiß geliebt  
my precious (one)!      mein Schatz!  
I have very precious memories of that time/of him      ich habe Erinnerungen an diese Zeit/an ihn, die mir sehr wertvoll or teuer geh   sind  
the loss of our precious daughter      der Verlust unserer heißgeliebten Tochter  
d    pej   (=mannered, affected)   [language, humour etc]   pretiös, preziös  
[person]   geziert, geschraubt  
[style]   geziert, gekünstelt
2       adv  
inf   precious little/few      herzlich wenig/wenige inf     
precious little else      herzlich wenig sonst  
I had precious little choice      ich hatte keine große Wahl  


precious metal         n   Edelmetall    nt     
precious stone         n   Edelstein    m  
Translation English - German Collins Dictionary  
my precious ! exp.
mein Schatz!
my precious one!

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Collaborative Dictionary     English-German
exp.
herzlich wenig/wenige
exp.
herzlich wenig sonst
exp.
ich hatte keine große Wahl
exp.
der Verlust unserer heißgeliebten Tochter
exp.
jeder (einzelne) Tag war kostbar
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'precious' also found in translations in German-English dictionary
exp.
precious little
exp.
that's precious little
exp.
his precious afternoon nap
exp.
that's very dear {or} precious to me
[Liter.]
exp.
(my) pet {or} precious
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"precious": examples and translations in context
Perry obtained precious information from him. Perry holte eine wertvolle Information aus ihm heraus.
The presidency is a great and precious thing. Präsident zu sein, ist eine großartige und wertvolle Sache.
This precious little life, those eyes... staring up at you. Diese kostbare kleine Leben, Diese Augen... die dich bewundern.
Look, we're wasting precious time. Hören Sie zu, wir verschwenden kostbare Zeit.
Those precious memories that I yearn to forget. Diese kostbaren Erinnerungen, die ich so sehr vergessen möchte.
I had to protect my precious angels. Ich musste meine kostbaren Engel beschützen.
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