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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!
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"Esel": examples and translations in context
Verdirb nicht die Überraschung, Esel. Don't ruin the surprise for her, Donkey.
Ich bin ein fliegender sprechender Esel. Now I'm a flying, talking donkey.
Allmählich verstehe ich, ichwar ein dummer Esel. I'm beginning to realise That you've made an ass of me, Truly.
Dein Vater ist ein sturer Esel. Your dad is a stubborn ass.
Alle unsere Pferde und Esel sind ausgewählte ruhige, ausgeglichene und trittsichere Tiere. The horses or donkeys we use for rides we selected on having the right temperament for the work they're doing.
Und sogar Tiere, wie diese Esel, lieben unsere Gebäude. And even animals, like these donkeys, love our buildings.
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