Sprache translation | German-English dictionary



Spra•che      f   , -, -n   language  
(=das Sprechen)  
speech, way of speaking  
(=Fähigkeit, zu sprechen)  
power or faculty of speech  
eine/die Sprache sprechen      to (be able to) speak a language/the language or lingo inf     
die Sprache analysieren      to analyze language  
die Sprache der Musik      the language of music  
in französischer etc Sprache      in French etc  
die gleiche Sprache sprechen        (lit, fig)   to speak the same language  
das spricht eine klare or deutliche Sprache        (fig)   that speaks for itself, it's obvious what that means  
er spricht jetzt eine ganz andere Sprache        (fig)   he's changed his tune now  
mit der Sprache herausrücken      to come out with it  
heraus mit der Sprache!      inf   come on, out with it!  
die Sprache auf etw ($) bringen      acc   to bring the conversation (a)round to sth  
zur Sprache kommen      to be mentioned or brought up, to come up  
etw zur Sprache bringen      to bring sth up, to mention sth  
die Sprache verlieren      to lose the power of speech  
hast du die Sprache verloren?      have you lost your tongue?, has the cat got your tongue? inf     
die Sprache wiederfinden      to be able to speak again  
es raubt or verschlägt einem die Sprache      it takes your breath away  
mir blieb die Sprache weg      I was speechless  

Sprache Aktiv       Language in Use  
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Translation German - English Collins Dictionary  
plastische Sprache exp.
vivid {or} graphic language

Entry related to:plastisch

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Collaborative Dictionary     German-English
to be mentioned {or} brought up ; to come up
to lose the power of speech
to analyze language
to be able to speak again
to (be able to) speak a language/the language {or} lingo
from her language ; judging by her language
ihrer Sprache nach zu urteilen
the language of music
to have a good command of a language
the language seems stilted
to speak the same language
to come out with it
to bring sth up ; to mention sth
to find one's tongue again ; to regain one's speech
to be unacquainted with a language ; to have no knowledge of a language
to come out with it
to have a superb command of a language
students/the German language as such {or} per se
'Sprache' also found in translations in English-German dictionary
poetische Sprache
isolierende Sprache
verkrampfte Sprache
mundartliche Sprache
lateinische Sprache ; latinische Sprache
jds Sprache sprechen
die Sprache verlieren/zurückgewinnen
etw zur Sprache bringen
französische Sprache und Landeskunde
die Sprache der Geschäftswelt/Diplomatie


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