precious translation | English-German dictionary



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
herzlich wenig sonst
herzlich wenig/wenige
ich hatte keine große Wahl
der Verlust unserer heißgeliebten Tochter
jeder (einzelne) Tag war kostbar
'precious' also found in translations in German-English dictionary
precious little
that's precious little
his precious afternoon nap
that's very dear {or} precious to me
(my) pet {or} precious
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"precious": examples and translations in context
We know your time is precious. Wir wissen, dass deine Zeit kostbar ist.
At Progressive we know your time is precious. Wir bei Progressive wissen, dass Ihre Zeit kostbar ist.
Perry obtained precious information from him. Perry holte eine wertvolle Information aus ihm heraus.
Security container for dangerous and/or precious chemical products. Sicherheits-Behälter für gefährliche und/oder wertvolle chemische Stoffe.
Perhaps what I do is coarse and naïve, but it's precious. Was ich mache, ist vielleicht frontal, unbeholfen, naiv, aber gerade das ist wertvoll.
I became aware of how precious life was. Mir wurde bewusst, wie wertvoll das Leben war.
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