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Alter  

Al•ter      nt   , -s, -   age  
(=letzter Lebensabschnitt, hohes Alter)  
old age  
im Alter      in one's old age  
im Alter wird man weiser      one grows wiser with age  
in deinem Alter      at your age  
er ist in deinem Alter      he's your age  
im Alter von 18 Jahren      at the age of 18  
von mittlerem Alter, mittleren Alters      middle-aged  
57 ist doch kein Alter, um in Rente zu gehen      57 is no age to retire  
er hat keinen Respekt vor dem Alter      he has no respect for his elders  
Alter schützt vor Torheit nicht        (Prov)    there's no fool like an old fool   (Prov)     


älter   äl•ter      adj  
a    comp  
     alt    older  
[Bruder, Tochter etc auch]   elder  
werden Frauen älter als Männer?      do women live longer than men?  
b    attr   (=nicht ganz jung)   elderly  
die älteren Herrschaften      the older members of the party  
Alter Ego   Al•ter E•go      nt   , -   no pl     (esp Psych)   alter ego
Translation German - English Collins Dictionary  
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Alter Ego, älter, alters, altern

alter Sack exp.
old bastard

Entry related to:Sack

Additional comments:

Collaborative Dictionary     German-English
exp.
old goat
exp.
old hand
[Fig.]
exp.
my old mate {or} pal
exp.
veteran (soldier) ; old campaigner {or} warhorse
exp.
old master
[Art]
exp.
old fog(e)y
exp.
in one's old age
exp.
comic old man
[Theat.]
exp.
an antiquated custom
[Fig.]
exp.
according to tradition
exp.
an old tub
exp.
the {or} one's old man
exp.
as always
exp.
bent {or} bowed by age
exp.
as was his wont {or} custom
exp.
a great age ; a ripe old age
exp.
at an advanced age
exp.
in one's mature years
in reiferem Alter = in one's maturer years
exp.
at your age
exp.
in the prime of (one's) life
exp.
middle-aged
exp.
the dangerous age
[Fig.]
exp.
of school age
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'Alter' also found in translations in English-German dictionary
exp.
alter Knabe
exp.
alter Lustmolch
exp.
ein alter Hase
[Fig.]
exp.
ein alter Miesepeter
exp.
im frühen Alter
exp.
im gebärfähigen Alter
exp.
in fortgeschrittenem Alter

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