Esel translation | German-English dictionary

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Esel

  
E•sel      m   , -s, -   donkey, ass old     (esp Bibl)   inf     
(=Dummkopf)  
(silly) ass  
du alter Esel!      you are an ass inf  or a fool  
ich Esel!      I am an ass inf  or a fool!, silly (old) me!  
störrisch wie ein Esel      as stubborn as a mule  
der Esel nennt sich selbst zuerst        (prov)    it's rude to put yourself first  
ein Esel schimpft den andern Langohr        (prov)    (it's a case of) the pot calling the kettle black   (prov)     
wenn es dem Esel zu wohl wird, geht er aufs Eis (tanzen)        (Prov)    complacency makes one or you reckless  
Translation German - English Collins Dictionary  
ich Esel! exp.
I am an ass {or} a fool! ; silly (old) me!

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Collaborative Dictionary     German-English
exp.
you are an ass {or} a fool
exp.
it's rude to put yourself first
exp.
the donkey simply wouldn't go any further
exp.
(it's a case of) the pot calling the kettle black
exp.
you idiot! -- same to you
exp.
as stubborn as a mule
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'Esel' also found in translations in English-German dictionary
exp.
blöder Esel!
exp.
ein Esel schimpft den anderen Langohr
that's a case of the pot calling the kettle black
exp.
er trieb den Esel mit seinem Stock vorwärts
he prodded the donkey on with his stick
exp.
sei kein Esel! ; sei nicht blöd!
exp.
wie kann man bloß so ein Esel sein!
"Esel": examples and translations in context
Sterile Kreuzung von Pferd und Esel. Sterile offspring of horse and donkey.
Philibert ist geritten wie ein Esel. Philibert is ridden like a donkey.
Du bist störrischer als ein Esel. - You are more stubborn than a mule.
Du! Nimm den Esel mit. Alberto, you take the mule.
Zehn Esel in der Gruppe reichen. Ten jackasses in a bunch is enough.
Verdirb nicht die Überraschung, Esel. Don't ruin the surprise for her, Donkey.
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